General Election: November 3, 2020
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Important Dates & Deadlines
Monday, October 19
Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote online or to register to vote by mail or in person.
Tuesday, November 3
General Election Day. Polls open at 7:00 am and closed at 8:00 pm. Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 3, or turned in at a polling place by 8:00 pm.
Check Your Voter Registration Status
Check your voter registration status anytime to make sure it is current, and you are eligible to vote in the next election. You should be registered to vote at least 15 days before an election. If you missed the registration deadline for an upcoming election, you can conditionally register and vote provisionally.
What if I miss the date to register? Can I Still Vote?
Yes, you can register on California’s Election Day. If you are registering or re-registering less than 15 days before an election you will need to complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office or polling location. For more information on voter registration and voting locations, contact your local county elections official.
Who Can Register to Vote In California?
To register to vote in California, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of California
- Be at least 18 years old, or turning 18 by the election
- Not have been declared “non-compos mentis” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
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Voting Rights Restoration
California does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole. If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
- California Students
- Voters Edge
- League of Women Voters
- Election Video Resources
- Election Cybersecurity
- Sign up to be a Poll Worker
Information about Statewide Propositions
California will see 12 statewide propositions on the November 3’s General Election ballot. Be informed, get the facts, and understand the impacts of voting yes or no on a proposition.