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Election Day is
November 8, 2022

All registered voters in California will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot for the Midterm Election starting on October 10.

Make sure you are registered to vote!

Every Vote Counts. Here are four easy steps to make your voice heard!

Make Sure You’re Registered to Vote

Have you moved, changed your name, or turned 18 recently? It’s easy and takes less than 2 minutes to register, check, or update your voter registration status. Click below.

Check Your Status

Vote Early

All registered voters in California will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot starting on October 10. You can cast and safely return your ballot from the convenience of home, while social distancing.


Plan Your Vote!

Before Election Day, figure out how and when you will cast your vote.

Sign Up to Track Your Ballot

Voting by mail this November? You can sign up to track your ballot to know when it's been mailed, received, and counted! Sign up now and make sure your vote counts. 


Find a List of Early Voting Sites and Ballot Drop-Off Locations

Want to vote early and make sure your vote is counted? Polls will be open in October. You can also drop off your mail ballot at one of many ballot drop-off locations throughout your county up until November 8. Click here to find a convenient voting or drop-off location near you. 


Vote by Mail

What You Need to Know

All registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 8, 2022 Midterm Election. Though everyone will have an opportunity to vote by mail, there will also be in-person voting locations for those who prefer voting at a polling place.

For this election, every active registered voter will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot. Anyone who was registered to vote in California will automatically be sent a ballot in the mail starting on October 10, 2022.

Once you complete your ballot, you can mail it, or turn it in at your County Registrar of Voters, at a designated mail ballot drop-off site, or at an in-person voting site. There will be limited in-person voting sites located throughout your county. 

How does mail voting work?

Voting by mail is easy, efficient, and will allow us to vote from the safety of our homes. Mail ballots will be sent to the address you registered to vote from starting on October 10. Once you fill out your ballot, you have several options to turn it in:

  • You can send in your ballot by mail. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 8, 2022. No stamps are required to mail in your ballot. Make sure to date and sign your ballot so that it is counted.
  • Your ballot can also be dropped off at your County Registrar of Voters until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

  • Lastly, you can turn in your ballot at any polling location until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

  • If you're mailing your ballot and want it to be counted by Election Day, make sure to allow extra time (about two weeks) for it to be received.

How will I know if my mail ballot is received?

Sending in your mail ballot is very safe. You can sign up to receive alerts as your mail ballot is processed. To sign up to track when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted, go here: california.ballottrax.net/voter

Can I still vote in-person?

What if I'm not registered to vote?

If you aren’t registered to vote yet, you can still register to participate in this important election. Go to registertovote.ca.gov to register today or to check your registration status. 

How can I contact my County Registrar of Voters?

Check out your County Registrar’s website here:

This year, you will be able to vote from anywhere! Even if you’re not at the polling location you are normally assigned to you, you can go up to any polling location in your county, and vote in this special election. Polls will be open on Tuesday, November 8 until 8:00 p.m. Remember, as long as you’re in line by 8:00 p.m. they must extend the deadline and let you vote! To find a list of in-person voting locations for Election Day, click here.

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