1REGISTER TO VOTE: If you are a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony (your voting rights are reinstated once you have served your sentence and are off parole), and will be 18 years of age by the next election, you can register to vote for this election. To register to vote, you can call or visit your county elections office, call the Secretary of State’s Toll-Free Voter Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE, or Register online at our website.
Your completed registration form should be received by your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.
2LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES: There are several ways you can learn about candidates and ballot measures. In addition to our New California Voters website, the State Voter Information Guide provides the information you need to know about statewide candidates and ballot measures. An audio version is available for the visually impaired by calling 1-800-345-VOTE. The State Voter Information Guide is also available online at www.voterguide.ss.ca.gov.
Cal Access is an online tool which provides information on who is contributing campaign funds to support or oppose statewide candidates and ballot measures. Go online at http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov for more information.
Talk with family and friends because the decisions you make in the voting booth are important and help keep our country strong.
3VOTE!: The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Find Your Polling Place — The location of your polling place is provided on the back of your county sample ballot. You can also find your polling place by calling your county elections office or online at http://www.NewCAVoters.org.
To Vote by Mail – Your county sample ballot contains an application for an “absentee ballot.” In order to receive your absentee ballot in time to vote, this application must be received by your county elections office 8 days before the election. In order to be counted, your absentee ballot must be received by your county elections office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.