YOUR VOTE: California
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- The registration cutoff for the general election is October 20, 2020.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- There's no need to request a mail-in ballot—one will automatically be mailed to every California voter ahead of the November 3 election.
Every California voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot this fall, no registration needed.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in California.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your county election office.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- No. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's office issued a July 21 press release stating that masks, while strongly encouraged, will not be required to vote in November.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
All California voters will automatically receive mail-in-ballots due to COVID-19.
- There is no need to take additional action to ensure you'll receive a vote-by-mail ballot.
Out of town or serving abroad?
- Out of town, or serving abroad? Here's how to get an absentee ballot.
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in California except for some first-time voters.
- Here is the list of accepted credentials for first-time voters.
- Contact your county elections office for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in California except for some first time voters.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The California Elections Division:
- The California Elections Division can be reached at (916) 657-2166 or via this simple form.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Californians!
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