It's time to make a plan. Your voter checklist:

Election Day is less than a month away, so it’s time to make a plan to cast your ballot. Get started with some of these helpful resources:

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Vote by mail

All registered California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot prior to the November 3, 2020 election. Mail-in ballots can be cast in the following ways:

By mail, postmarked on or before Election Day. Find your County Elections Offices.
In person,
to a polling place or County Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Find your polling place.
Drop off
at a ballot drop off location by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Find a drop off location.
By proxy,
as long as they do not get paid on a per ballot basis. Track your ballot.

Go here for further details on how, when, and where to cast your ballot.

Vote in person

If you prefer, you can vote in person by either dropping off a mail-in ballot at your local County Elections Office/secure dropbox as described above OR by casting your ballot at the appropriate polling location on Election day. Some counties even offer early voting at a few locations before Election Day.

Reach out to your County Elections Office to learn more about the options available to you.

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Mark your calendar

Add these reminders to your calendar to make sure you don’t forget when the big day is!

October 13: Election is THREE weeks away. Add to your calendar >>
October 20: Election is TWO weeks away. Add to your calendar >>
October 27: Election is ONE week away. Add to your calendar >>
November 3: Election day. Add to your calendar >>


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We hope this guide helps you and your community make a plan to vote. With so much at stake, it’s vital that Californians have their voices heard in this election.

For even more information on preparing for the upcoming election, head over to the California Secretary of State’s website.