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THE FACTS

Your voice matters.
Latinos will be the largest racial/ethnic
voting bloc for the first time in history.

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Latinos in the U.S. eligible to vote in the General Election.

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Latinos in California eligible to vote. More than any other state in the country.

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Of eligible Latino voters were registered to vote in 2018 in California.

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Latinos annually turn 18 and become eligible to vote.

VOTING 101

Register to vote in California by October 19

Not sure if you are registered?

VOTE BY MAIL

It’s easy, safe, and you can use our Voter Guide while filling it out. Tell your mamá, tíos, primos, padrinos y abuela!

1

Receive your ballot in the mail

Starting the week of October 5 all registered California voters will automatically receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot.

2

Fill it out!

On your ballot, you will vote on 12 Propositions, the Presidential candidates, and other local offices.

Please remember to sign the return envelope! Your vote won’t get counted without it. Your signature will be compared to the one on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

3

Send it out ASAP!
Before November 3

Your vote will be counted if it is postmarked by November 3. But why wait? Skip the line and return your ballot early!

If you are not sure your vote-by-mail ballot will arrive in time if mailed, bring it to any polling place between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on November 3.

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FAQs

  • The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 19.
  • HOWEVER, eligible voters can still register to vote at their county elections office, polling place, or vote center after the registration deadline and on Election Day. Their ballots will be processed and counted once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.

  • Ballots will start to be mailed out the week of October 5.
  • As long as you register by the October 19 registration deadline, you will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. If you miss the deadline, you will still be able to cast a provisional ballot in person. 
  • You can sign-up to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.
    • If you lose your ballot or need a replacement, you can contact your county elections official in order to be sent a second vote-by-mail ballot. Your request for a replacement ballot must be received by October 27.
    • If you are not sure your vote-by-mail ballot will arrive in time if mailed, bring it to your local polling station.

  • Yes! You can vote in person on November 3rd. Just put on your mask, bring your hand sanitizer, and get ready to vote!
  • Polls hours will be: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

If you moved within California: Re-register to vote to update your information. 

If you moved outside of California: Re-register to vote here to update your information.

  • You can vote if you are in line by 8:00 pm.
  • You can request your ballot in another language.
  • You can vote even if your name is not on the voter list (ask for provisional ballot).
  • You can vote even if you miss the deadline to register to vote or update your voter information—you can register to vote in-person at any polling location in the state.

COVID-19 + VOTING

Your safety matters! Voting by Mail is your best option. Take a look at the voting facts below during COVID-19 times!

  • California is providing all registered voters with safe voting options during the pandemic.
  • This year, all registered California voters will automatically receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot. This is a safe, easy, and reliable way to cast your ballot in the General Election.
  • California voters will also be provided with safe locations to vote.
  • Polls hours will be: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Not sure where to vote? Find your polling location.

  • This year, all registered California voters will automatically receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot. This is a safe, easy, and reliable way to cast your ballot in the General Election.
  • As long as your mail-in ballot is postmarked by November 3, your vote will be counted. But why wait? Skip the line and return your ballot early!
  • Don’t forget to sign the return envelope. When your vote-by-mail ballot is received by your county elections official, your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.
  • If you are not sure your vote-by-mail ballot will arrive in time if mailed, bring it to your polling place between 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. on Election Day.

  • California voters should expect their ballots to arrive the week of October 5.
  • You can also sign-up to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.

  • California voters will be provided with a safe location to vote on November 3.
  • Polls hours will be: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Not sure where to vote? Find your polling location.