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.
California counties will administer local elections throughout 2021. Click here to see what elections are happening in your county.
Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by 15 days before Election Day.
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.
Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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 7 days before Election Day. 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.