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 state has automatic vote by mail– if you're a registered voter, you'll receive a ballot in the mail whenever there's an election.
Due to COVID-19, all registered voters will receive a ballot by mail for the November 3rd general election.
California automatically registers all eligable 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 after the voter registration deadline.
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.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 27th. You can either select “permanent absentee” on your California voter registration or, if you are already registered, click here to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.