VOTE BY NOVEMBER 3rd
Have you voted yet? The election season is quickly coming to a close! The last day to cast your ballot is Tuesday, November 3rd. For questions about completing and casting your ballot, scroll down to “Receive, Complete, and Cast Your Ballot by November 3rd.” Forgot to register? Prefer to vote in person? Here is the info you will need!
I forgot to register! What do I do now?
Head to a vote center in your county, polling place, or election office to complete Same Day Voter Registration. You will be able to fill out a registration card AND your ballot. Find a vote center near you!
How can I vote in person? Do I need to bring my mail-in-ballot?
Yes, you can vote in person, even if you are already registered! However, mail-in-voting, dropping off your ballot, is encouraged if possible.
If you live in LA County or Orange County, you do not need to bring your mail-in-ballot if you prefer to fill out your ballot at the polling place. In fact, if your ballot did not arrive in the mail yet, head to your polling place for help!
How can I cast my mail-in-ballot?
Scroll down to “After I fill out my ballot, how do I return it to cast my vote?” to learn about all of the ways to submit your ballot to be counted.
Questions? The LAist FAQ: What to Know about Voting by Mail has answers!
Receive, Complete, and Cast Your Ballot by November 3rd
The 2020 Presidential election is only three weeks away, and it is time to vote! County offices started mailing ballots out to active, registered voters no later than October 5th. If you are not already registered, it is not too late! Scroll down to “Register to Vote by October 19th” to learn about how you can register to participate in this year’s election. Are you already registered? Great! Your ballot should arrive any day now, then you can fill it out and cast your vote.
When will I receive my ballot?
- Counties started mailing ballots on or before October 5th
- This means if you are an active, registered voter in CA your ballot will automatically be sent to you in the mail
- If you have no updated your address since moving, you will need to do so here to ensure your ballot is mailed to the correct address
- If you have not voted in the last few elections you will also need to check your voter status
- If you are an inactive voter you can register now and request a mail-in ballot before October 27th
- Have not received your ballot yet?
- Use this tool to track your ballot! It will tell you:
- when a ballot has been mailed to your address on file,
- when a cast ballot has arrived at the election office, and
- when your ballot has been counted
How can I learn about all of these different propositions?
- Ballot propositions are proposals to enact new laws or constitutional amendments or repeal existing laws or constitutional amendments. YOU can vote for or against these propositions to have an impact on the laws and amendments in your state.
- Learn what a vote YES or a vote NO means for each proposition with these resources:
- If you prefer to read: Easy Voter Guide
- available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese
- If you prefer to watch: calmatters.org
- includes 1-2 minute videos explaining all of the propositions
- If you prefer to have a combination of reading + watching: Article by LAist
After I fill out my ballot, how do I return it to cast my vote?
- Mail it in:
- Ballots must be post marked ON or BEFORE election day, November 3, 2020 and election officials must receive it by November 20, 2020 to be counted
- Drop it off before 8 PM at:
Find more information and resources here.
Register to Vote by October 19th
The 2020 Presidential election is less than two months away and we want to provide you with information to ensure your voting experience goes smoothly! Register to vote or update your address TODAY. This will help county offices mail ballots to the correct addresses so that voters can vote-by-mail to help keep communities safe while exercising their constitutional right.
Deadline to Register to vote: October 19th
Who can register? Check here to find out if you are eligible to vote.
When do I need to register or re-register?
- First time voting
- Recently moved from another state to California or within your state
- Recently changed your name
How can I register to vote? Register online today! It is now easier than ever with 10 different language options!
You can also register by mail! Stop by your local library, post office, or Department of Motor Vehicles to pick up a CA voter application. Fill it out completely, and drop it in the mail before October 19th to ensure it is post marked in time!
Not sure if you are registered yet or your information is up to date? Go to voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/ to check!
Click on “Check your Registration Status.” Confirm your address to ensure your ballot is mailed to the correct place.
For more information, check out vote.ca.gov! Check back here in the upcoming weeks for more information about the upcoming election!