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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in California, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the California election website or call (800) 345-8683 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type (D)
Primary Type (R)

Voting Information for California

Presidential Primaries

The Republican Party requires that voters register as Republican to participate in their presidential primary. The Democratic Party‘s presidential primary is open to registered democrats and voters that are unaffiliated with a political party. Nonpartisan ballots will also be available for state and local races.

If you have not voted in the last election or are unsure about your party we recommend that you re-register before the deadline.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! California will hold its primary election on March 3, 2020. The online and postmark voter registration deadline is February 17, 2020. You may “conditionally” register at your county elections office after the deadline.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

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 February 25, 2020. 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.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for California

Voter ID Requirements

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in California.


You may pre-register for All Elections

Age: 16