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CPP | General Election 2020

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How to Vote

In addition to voting in-person on Election Day, there are two additional options available - early voting at voting locations and vote-by-mail ballots. If voting in-person on Election Day, polls are open in California from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. At your polling place, you will check in with a poll worker and they will explain the process of casting your ballot.


Early Voting

Early voting locations will be available in all counties in California prior to Election Day. In addition to casting your ballot at these sites, you will be able to register to vote and get a replacement ballot, if necessary. You can also drop off your completed Vote-By-Mail ballot at any early voting location, no stamp needed! 

Looking for an early voting site or secure drop box you? Click here to find one nearby.


Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Voting by mail is an easy and secure process: 

  • Make your selections.
  • Secure your ballot inside the provided envelope and seal.
  • Sign your ballot. Your signature must match the one on your CA driver license or state ID, or the one you provided when registering to vote. This is to ensure voter protection.
  • Return your ballot:
    • By Mail: Your ballot must be postmarked by November 3rd. (Stamp is not required).
    • In Person: Drop off your ballot at an early voting center, polling place, secure drop box or county elections office.
  • Track your ballot by signing up for text, email or voice alerts by clicking here.

Voting by Mail

Returning Completed Ballot - Vote by Mail

Voter Bill of Rights

Watch the video below to see your rights as a voter. If you believe you have been denied any of these rights, call the Secretary of State's confidential, toll-free hotline at (800)-345-VOTE

Voter intimidation is illegal. Review the Voter Intimidation Fact Sheet developed by the Institue for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University.