If you received a post-card this week about new changes in voting, you're not alone.

Sacramento and Nevada counties are two of just five counties in California that are trying out a new way of voting in the 2018 midterm elections that the state hopes will help boost voter-turnout.

"We're undergoing some changes in how we conduct the elections to provide more convenience, more choice for voters," California secretary of state Alex Padilla explained.

Here's what you need to know about these changes.

One month before the primary election in June, all registered voters will be sent their ballot in the mail. Voters will no longer need to request a mail-ballot, or come up with an excuse.

Voters will then have many different options for how to return the ballot.

One option is to just put a stamp on it and send it back snail-mail.

Another option is to drop it off at one of more than 50 "drop-off" locations that will be set-up around the county. No postage will be required.

A third option, for those who prefer to vote in-person, is to go to one of several vote centers, which is similar to a neighborhood polling location, but more high-tech. (According to Padilla, these centers will include tablets, laptops and the ability for voter centers to look up a voter electronically.)

These vote centers will be open at least 11 days leading up to and on election day. Voters will be able to go to any location they want.

"You can vote the week before, you can vote on election day, you can vote on the weekend, you can vote close to home, close to work, close to your kids school, you can vote by mail to begin with," Padilla explained.

The state hopes that this system will make it easier for voting and ultimately lead to a higher voter turnout rate.

For more information on these changes, including drop-off and vote center locations, go to the website www.elections.saccounty.net.