Voting in the November Election is Easier than Ever — Here’s How!
Your vote is your voice! In the most important election in a generation, we have an opportunity to advance our fight for social, economic, and environmental justice for working families and all Californians.
The California Voter’s Choice Act was passed in 2016 to modernize elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a new model, which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.
This new election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by mailing every voter a ballot, expanding in-person early voting, and allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county.
All active registered voters in California will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020, general election.
Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3, 2020.
Ballots returned at a secure ballot drop box must be deposited by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.
One or more early voting locations will be available in all counties for at least four days prior to the general election, beginning Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.
Click here to learn more about early voting.
Definition of services available on this website:
Early Voting: A voter may pick up and/or
vote via a vote-by-mail ballot at this location.
Same Day Voter Registration: Voters can
conditionally register and vote after the 15-day voter
registration deadline at this location. For more information
please go to Same
Day Voter Registration.
- Ballot Drop-Off: A secured box where vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off.
Not yet registered to vote? Click here
All California voters should check the address where they are registered before the general election on November 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, county election offices will begin mailing ballots to voters no later than October 5, 2020.
On the voterstatus.sos.ca.gov website, you can:
- Check if you are registered to vote
- Check where you are registered to vote
- Check your political party preference
- Check your language preference for election materials
- Check the status of your vote-by-mail or provisional ballot
- Find your polling place
- Find information for upcoming local and state elections
- Find contact information for your county elections office
- Choose how you want to receive your state and county voter guides before each election
If you’d like to join the fight and take our voting message to others, click here to step up and get involved.