HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE IN 2020

Due to the pandemic, all Californians with active voter registrations will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Elections offices will send out vote-by-mail ballots by October 5. Confirm your registration to make sure elections officials have your current mailing address and language preference.

You can also vote in person in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Below is a summary of your options to cast a ballot this November.

Option One: Cast Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Casting your vote-by-mail ballot will allow you to vote safely and will reduce crowding at polling locations or vote centers for individuals who need to or prefer to vote in-person. You can return a completed vote-by-mail ballot on or before Election Day by:

  • Mailing it to your local elections office. Mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, November 3, 2020. There is no postage required to return a vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Find your early voting and drop box locations here.

Vote-by-mail is a safe and secure option. Remember to sign your vote-by-mail . Please note: your signature must match your voter registration card.  You can track your vote-by-mail to ensure it is counted. 

Option Two:

You can vote in-person at your local polling place, vote center, or county elections office. polling place will be listed and on your county elections office’s website. Please note that your polling location may have changed. Mail ballot voters who decide to vote at their polling place must bring their mail ballot to be surrendered, before a new ballot can be issued. For more information on voting options available in your community, click here .

  • Polling Place. If you are registered to vote in:
    • San Diego County, you will have a designated polling location. Make sure to check your assigned polling location as it may have changed from previous elections. Polling places will be open at least three days before Election Day (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2020) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Imperial County, you will have a designated polling location. Make sure to check your assigned polling location as it may have changed from previous elections. On the Saturday and Sunday before an election, the Registrar of Voters opens the office for Weekend Voting. Registered voters can come to the County Administrative Center at 940 West Main Street in El Centro between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. On Election Day, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • County Elections Office. Each county has an office for elections where you can vote early or on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can also call your county elections office to find out where to vote.