Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. This year, California residents have multiple easy ways to cast their ballot safely and securely. Voting by mail or early in person helps keep our communities safe by promoting social distancing at the polls.


All registered California voters will receive a mail-in ballot from their county elections office. Ballots will be sent out starting in early October.


  • CONFIRM — Confirm your voter registration or register to vote at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov by October 19.
  • COMPLETEOnce received, complete your mail-in ballot and seal it inside the secure, postage-paid return envelope from your county elections office.
  • SIGNYou are required to sign the outside of your sealed ballot return envelope. Please ensure that the signature matches the one on your California driver’s license/state ID. Your county elections office will compare them to protect your vote.
    • BY MAIL: Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3.
    • IN PERSON: Drop off your mail-in ballot at any time at your county elections office, any vote center, polling place, or ballot drop-off location by 8:00 PM on Nov. 3.
  • TRACKFor the first time, California voters will be able to track the status of their ballots. For more information, please visit WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov or see below!


Starting this year, voters will be able to track and receive notifications about the status of their mail-in ballot as it moves through the system, every step of the way.

Sign up for mail-in ballot tracking at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic updates by email, text message, or voice call when your county elections office:

  • Mails Your Ballot
  • Receives Your Completed Ballot
  • Counts Your Ballot
  • (You will also be alerted if there are any issues with your ballot)


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