Don't Delay, Vote Today!

County elections officials will begin sending vote-by-mail ballots to California voters no later than October 10, 2022.

The vote-by-mail ballot voting period begins as soon as ballots are in the mail. Make your voice heard early! Return your vote-by-mail ballot during the voting period of October 11 through the close of polls on November 8.

Voting by Mail is EASY.

Democracy is counting on you! Follow these five easy steps to exercise your right to vote:

  • Complete it.

  • Mark your choices on your vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Seal it.

  • Secure your ballot inside the vote-by-mail ballot return envelope you received from your county elections office.
  • Sign it.

  • Sign the outside of your vote-by-mail ballot return envelope.
  • Make sure your signature matches the one on your CA driver license/state ID, or the one you provided when registering to vote. Your county elections office will compare them before they count your ballot.
  • Return it.

  • By drop box—Drop off your completed vote-by-mail ballot at a secure official drop box in your county at any time between October 11 through the close of polls on November 8.
  • By mail—Make sure your vote-by-mail ballot return envelope is postmarked by November 8. No stamp needed!
  • In person—Drop your completed vote-by-mail ballot off at a secure drop box, polling place, vote center, or county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on November 8. Voting locations will be available in all counties before Election Day. Voting locations offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.
  • Track it.

  • Sign up at to receive updates on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot by text message (SMS), email, or voice call.

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