About This State
California! Back in the day, people searched your state for gold. Now, they search for a place with oat milk in stock (which is just as expensive!) California has a lot going for it. All you shiny happy people running on beaches better be exercising YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE this year. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter in the Golden State.Be A Voter
Early Voting Period
General Election, Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (by mail and in-person)
How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Can I vote by mail?
Can I vote early?
Do I need an ID?
How do I cast my ballot?
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Vote Save the Senate Fund
If we can increase our majority to 52 Senate seats in 2022, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to change the filibuster won’t matter. We can elect a Democratic majority that takes decisive action on raising the minimum wage, forgiving student debt, fighting climate change, protecting reproductive freedom, and more. But that will only work if we also protect the four most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in purple states like Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire. You can start today by donating here to directly support all four campaigns:
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what's new in california voting since 2020
Great news, California! Your state passed laws to modernize your elections in 2021. Going forward, active voters will automatically receive mail ballots for every election. Voters may remember that this was the case in 2020 due to the pandemic; it's now permanent. Ballot tracking and drop boxes will be available.Additionally, California enacted automatic voter registration, which enables the DMV to transmit information such as new addresses or newly eligible voters to election authorities and update voters' registrations automatically.