ABOUT THIS STATE
California! Back in the day, people searched your state for gold. Now, they search for a place with oat milk (which is just as expensive.) But California has a lot going for it. So all you shiny, happy people running on beaches better be exercising YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE as well. Here’s everything you need to know in the Golden State.Be a Voter
Do I Have An Election This Year?
You may have heard about this "recall election." You may be wondering what the deal with that is. Due to some wacky laws, a small minority of California voters was able to force a recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. That election is happening on September 14, but ballots will be mailed out to voters by Aug. 16. That ballot will have just two questions: 1. Should Gov. Newsom be recalled? 2. Which candidate should replace him? If a majority of voters decide to recall Newsom, his replacement will be whichever candidate receives a simple plurality of votes on Question 2. The Newsom camp is telling voters that voting NO on Question 1 is the only way to block a Republican takeover of California.Learn more
Voter Registration Deadline
In-Person Voting and Drop-Off Begins (in some locations)
In-Person Voting and Drop-Off (available in all counties)
Recall Election Day (ballots postmarked or dropped by 8 pm)
MAKE A PLAN
Check your registration, make a plan to vote, and see what's on your ballot.Get Ready to Vote
How do I make sure I’m registered?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Can I vote by mail?
Can I track my ballot?
Can I vote early in person?
What's on my ballot?
Do I have to vote on both parts of the recall ballot?
If you run into any issues while voting, call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683), a voter hotline is monitored 24/7/365 with voting experts who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.Learn More
Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.Learn More