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Voter's Guide 2020


All registered California voters will automatically receive a mail ballot.

The state will begin mailing ballots on October 5, 2020. 

CAL Matters Voting Information

How to Register

Per the state of California's voter registration site:

If you are registering or re-registering less than 15 days before an election you will need to complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office or polling location. For more information on voter registration and voting locations, contact your local county elections official.

DEADLINES: For more information visit the CA Online Voter Registration site.

Election day is Nov. 3

  • Registration deadlines

Online: Oct. 19

By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 19

In person: Nov. 3

  • Absentee ballot deadlines

Request: Oct. 27

Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Return in person: Nov. 3 by 8:00 p.m.

  • Early voting

Oct. 5 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

Additional information


How to Check Voting Registration Status