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Equality California Votes

Make a plan to vote by Tuesday, November 8:

Vote By Mail
Voting by mail is SAFE and EASY — and you don’t even need a stamp in California! All active registered California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for each election. If you live in California, click here to check your voter registration status.

If you are registered to vote in California, your county elections office will begin mailing ballots approximately one month before Election Day. It can take a few days for your ballot to arrive in the mail. Click here to track your ballot or click here to contact your county elections office if you think your ballot may have been lost in the mail. If you aren’t registered to vote in California, click here for more information about how to vote in your state.

When you receive your California vote-by-mail ballot, make sure to read and follow the included instructions carefully. After carefully marking your choices on your ballot, simply:

  1. Seal it. Secure your ballot inside the envelope from your county elections office.
  2. Sign it. Make sure the signature on your ballot envelope matches the one on your California driver’s license or state ID, OR the signature you provided when registering. Your county elections office will compare them to protect your vote.
  3. Return it by mail OR in person:
    • By mail: Make sure your ballot is postmarked by Election Day. No stamp required!
    • In person: If you prefer, drop your ballot off at a secure drop box, polling place, vote center or your county elections office by 8:00 PM on Election Day. Click here to find a ballot drop off location near you.
  4. Track it. Click here to track your ballot and sign up for status alerts by text message, email or voice call.

If you lost your ballot or didn’t receive it in the mail, voting locations will offer replacement ballots, voter registration, accessible voting machines and language assistance. Voting locations will be available in all California counties before and on Election Day. Click here to find an early voting location near you.

Vote in Person
In-person voting in California can be done at a vote center near you or at your local county elections office. If you received your ballot in the mail, you should bring the ballot with you to the vote center or elections office.
If you did not receive your ballot in the mail or misplaced it, you can still vote provisionally in person, and your vote will count as long as you didn’t vote more than once.
For early voting and mail ballot drop off locations please visit https://caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov/
Track Your Ballot
The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Powered by BallotTrax, Where’s My Ballot?  lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way.

Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.

Where’s My Ballot? Troubleshooting – Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Where’sMyBallot? is available in every county.

Check Your Voter Registration Status
Visit voterstatus.sos.ca.gov to:

  • Check if you are registered to vote.
  • Check where you are registered to vote.
  • Check your political party preference.
  • Check your language preference for election materials.
  • Find contact information for your county elections office.

About Equality California Votes

Equality California Votes is an independent political organization dedicated to electing pro-equality candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate or the White House. We endorse candidates who have a proven track record of supporting civil rights and social justice for LGBTQ people and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.

Formed in 2019, Equality California Votes is currently focused on protecting the pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives — including electing Will Rollins, an openly gay former federal prosecutor running to defeat corrupt Congressman Ken Calvert, and helping Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia make history as the first LGBTQ+ immigrant elected to Congress.

Will you support our efforts to protect and expand our pro-equality majorities in Congress?

Endorsed Candidates

Will Rollins (CA-41)

Katie Porter (CA-47)

Christy Smith (CA-27)

Jay Chen (CA-45)

Josh Harder (CA-09)

Mike Levin (CA-49)

Robert Garcia (CA-42)
Open Seat

Paid for by Equality California Votes (eqca.org/EqualityCaliforniaVotes) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Contributions to Equality California Votes are not tax deductible and will be used to make independent expenditures in connection with federal elections. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.