VOTE SAFE at Early Voting Locations

One or more early voting locations will be available in many counties for at least four days beginning the Saturday before the November 3, 2020, election. Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.

You can help keep voting locations safe for voters and election workers in these three ways:

  • Skip the line.

  • You can return completed ballots by mail with no stamp needed, at a secure ballot drop box, or at a voting location. Voting locations will have separate lines for voters dropping off completed ballots.
    Find a nearby drop box or voting location at
  • Vote early.

  • If you visit a voting location in person, go before Election Day to help with physical distancing. One or more voting locations in many counties will be open for at least four days beginning the Saturday before Election Day.
  • Follow safety procedures.

  • Protect your health and the health of other voters and election workers at voting locations by taking the following precautions:


  • Wear a face covering while at the voting location.
  • Keep 2 arms’ length distance from other people.
  • Wash hands before and after entering the voting location.
  • Use hand sanitizer after touching doors or voting equipment.
  • Bring a ballpoint pen to avoid touching high-contact surfaces.
  • Want more information about how to stay safe while voting? Review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines at

Voters who can vote by mail will help ensure safe physical distancing at voting locations. County elections offices will begin sending vote-by-mail ballots to California voters beginning October 5, 2020. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3, 2020; ballots returned at a secure ballot drop box must be deposited by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

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