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Election Day Is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Plan Your Vote!

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Registering to Vote

Deadlines for all ways to register in California:


Can I register to vote and cast my ballot on the same day?

  • Yes


Can I vote without a photo ID?

  • Yes

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Voting by Mail

Can I vote by mail without an excuse?


When is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?

  • All registered voters receive their mail ballot automatically


When do I need to mail my ballot by?

  • Must be postmarked on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and received by Friday, Nov. 20


Can I drop off my ballot in person?

  • Yes


Can I vote without a notary or witness?

  • Yes


Can I use COVID-19 as an excuse?

  • Yes


After I vote by mail, can I track my ballot?

Election Day

Early Voting

Can I vote in person before Election Day?


When is the first day I can vote early in person?

  • Monday, Oct. 5


When is the last day I can vote early in person?

  • Monday, Nov. 2

For more information about voting, visit the Elections and Voter Information section

on the California Secretary of State’s website.

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