Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in California, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your state has automatic voter registration.
Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 19th.
California automatically registers all eligible residents to vote based on their DMV records. If your DMV record has an old address, or you do not have an in-state ID, you must register to vote.If you missed the voter registration deadline, don't worry! You may “conditionally” register at your county elections office through Election Day.
Due to COVID-19, all registered voters will recieve a ballot to vote by mail for the Nov. 3rd election. There are also options to vote in person at early vote centers, your county election office, or on Election Day at polling locations. Click here for the state's guide to the 2020 General Election.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: County-Specific
Many counties provide in-person early voting at select locations. Dates and locations are set by the county elections office and can be found here. No excuse required.
If you did not receive a ballot in the mail, you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your by-mail ballot, it must be postmarked by Election Day.
In California, you have the option to select “permanent absentee” on your California voter registration to receive all ballots by mail.