Vote by mail
Voting by mail is safe and secure. And if you’ve registered in California, you’ll automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot with prepaid postage.
Just fill it out, sign it and return it one of these ways:
Put it in the mail no later than Election Day, June 7.
Drop it off at an official mail-ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Find a drop location near you.
Drop it off at any polling place before the polls close at 8 p.m.
Not a California resident? Learn how to vote by mail in your state.
Check your registration
If you’ve moved or returned home from school during the pandemic, you may need to update your address.
Vote in person
California’s made voting easier than ever. Here are your options.
Vote early! Most UC campuses are in precincts that allow voting from 11 days before Election Day, including weekends. (That’s May 28 for the primary). Learn about early voting near you.
Vote on Election Day, June 7. The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. Polling locations may change, so double-check before you go. Find your polling place.
Vote conditionally if need be. If you missed the May 23 registration deadline or go to the wrong polling place, you can still cast a provisional ballot. It counts like any other once officials confirm that you’re eligible to vote.
Take the pledge
Make a promise to vote by Election Day and invite your friends to join you. Accountability is key to getting out the vote.
Sign up here for reminders, info and updates to help you get to the polls.
What's on your ballot?
A primary lets you vote for who will move on to the general election for local, state and federal office. California uses a top-two primary system, in which all candidates appear on the same ballot. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, move on to the general election.
Along with candidates for office, you’ll also have the chance to weigh in on issues that directly affect your community.