Ways to Vote

Choose whether to vote by mail, drop your ballot off, or vote in person
Asian lady voting via box

For the recent November 2020 election, voters were given choices shown here:

People who voted by mail, filled out their ballot and put it in the official envelope it came with and signed the envelope. They mailed it for free or put it in a county drop box.

Every registered voter receives a Sample Ballot from their County elections office that will list everything they can vote on and where they can vote in person. If you have questions, it is very helpful to visit the website of your county elections office, which will have details for your area about in-person voting locations and ballot drop boxes.

If you want to vote in person

•Your usual location may have changed. There will be fewer “polling places” and more large “Vote Centers.”

•Find out where to vote on your Sample Ballot, at votersedge.org/ca or by contacting your county

Visit your county elections website to find the dates and locations for voting early, before election day.

After you have made a plan for how you want to vote, click here to learn more about what is on your ballot.

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