LOOKING TO CAST YOUR BALLOT?
Find your polling place using the Secretary of State’s website
STILL NEED TO REGISTER?
The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. on
the 15th calendar day before the election. To do so visit registertovote.ca.gov.
LOOKING FOR ENDORSEMENTS?
CPF recommended candidates in federal, state and local contests are available at
www.cpfvoterguide.org, or through the Political Action tab of the CPF mobile app.
VOTING IN SACRAMENTO, SAN MATEO, MADERA, NAPA OR NEVADA COUNTIES?
Beginning this election cycle, these five counties will be ushering in one of the biggest changes in the history of California’s election process through the implementation of the 2016 Voter Choice Act.
In 2020, the act is slated to be implemented statewide, so here’s a rundown of what changes the new system will bring:
- Everyone gets a mail ballot - Every registered voter in these five counties will automatically receive a ballot in the mail, which they can either return by mail, place in one of the many drop boxes in spots such as libraries and courthouses around the county, or take to any county vote center
- No more polling places – Polling place restrictions, the kind that have limited voters to a designated location in their neighborhood, are being done away with entirely. Ballots can be dropped at any of the so called “one-stop” vote centers established by the Voter Choice Act. A list of these locations will be included with the mailed-out ballots.
- 30 days, 28 days, 11 days, 4 days - Voters will receive their ballots more than a month before the election, and then can start mailing those in immediately, similar to what has been seen with past absentee ballots. Unmanned dropoff locations open 28 days out, while in-person vote centers will be available for the last 10 days, plus Election Day. In the final four days before polls close, additional vote centers will be opened, to accommodate the increased voter traffic.