Get Ready to Vote FAQs
Questions about voting? We've got answers!
First, do you need to check your voter registration status?
- For California voters - Check your voter registration status here
- For Nevada voters - Check your voter registration status here.
- Online registration is still open in Nevada until October 30 and you can register to vote here.
How to vote by mail - a checklist
- First things first: Sign up here to track your ballot.
- Follow every step from when it gets mailed to you, to when it’s counted.
- Use blue or black ink
- Write your address on your ballot envelope
- Sign your ballot envelope! Be sure it’s the same signature as on your government issued ID.
- Once completed,
- Mail your ballot! Put it in your mailbox, take it to a mail drop box or a local USPS location. No stamp needed! Technically, you can mail it as late as Election Day, but our democracy and your vote is too important to delay. Mail it right away!
- Or, take it to an official ballot drop box in your county.
How to vote in person
You can register to vote on the same-day as election day and find your local polling place for in-person voting.
- For California, find same-day registration and other helpful information here. And, you can find polling locations in your county here.
- For Nevada, find same-day registration, polling locations and other helpful information here.
Other helpful tips for in-person voting:
- Wear your mask to protect yourself and others
- Stay 6 feet apart whenever possible
- Bring hand sanitizer if you can
- Bring your completed mail-in-ballot with you just in case! If the lines to vote are too long or you feel unsafe, having your completed ballot with you allows you the flexibility to change your mind. Simply turn in your completed ballot to the poll workers.
How to report voting issues
Report any issues to Election Protection by calling 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
Don't live in California or Nevada?
Click here for a state-specific voting plan from Vote.org.
Book an Appointment
Or call 1-800-230-7526