How To Vote


There are many ways to vote in California. Find out how now:

Registering to vote
Preparing to vote
Voting in person

  • at your polling location on election day
  • by provisional ballot
  • early voting

Voting by mail

  • vote-by-mail ballot
  • in the military and "overseas"

If you moved...
Your voting rights
Types of elections

Get your ballot and polling place using

Easy Voter Guide Project

Pros & Cons

We provide nonpartisan explanations of measures on the ballot each state wide election, including the provisions, fiscal effects, main arguments for and against, and the supporters and opponents.

Take a Friend to Vote

A League of Women Voters of the United States' brochure (in PDF) to inform about voting and to increase voter participation.

Work at the Polls

Registered voters and certain high school students may work at the polls on election day. There is also work on election night processing and counting ballots. For the hours, the amount of pay and an application, contact your County Elections Official.