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November 2020 Election & Voting Information

Election & Voting Information

The last Presidential Debate -- October 22

Make a plane to vote Nov 3! Sign up at registertovote.ca.gov. Check up at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. Track it at wheresmyballot.ca.gov

Am I Registered to Vote?

This is the time to check your registration. In order to receive your ballot by mail for the November election you need to register and verify your registration!

Check up! VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov

All registered CA voters will receive their ballot by mail by October 5, 2020.

Track it!

Sign up to be able to track your ballot to ensure that your vote is counted.

ASGC -- Rock the Vote!

Information Sources used in this guide. For each category you will find links to the California voter information guide, BallotPedia, and Voter's Edge. 

Voter’s Edge California (VEC) is a joint project of MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF).* Voter’s Edge California is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California. 

BallotPedia content includes neutral, accurate, and verifiable information on government officials and the offices they hold, political issues and public policy, elections, candidates, and the influencers of politics. 

 

Tips for First Time Voters

Make Sure you are Registered to Vote

You can check with the Secretary of State to confirm your Voter Registration status

What to Bring With You

If you are voting for the first time you may need a photo ID. (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/what-bring/)

Confirm your Polling Place and Hours of Operation

You can check where you are scheduled to vote and when they will be open on November 6. California polls will be open 7am-8pm.

Who Is Running? What are Propositions and Measures?

Use your sample ballot and Voter Guides to review what you are being asked to vote on. You can bring that with you to the polling place so take notes and be prepared. Use resources like this guide to research the pros and cons of each candidate or proposition.

Note: You don't have to vote on each and every thing. Use your vote to make a difference on those things you want to influence.

HAVE FUN! Grab an I Voted sticker. 

Research the elections and candidates on your ballot

Access important election information and more with My Vote Ballotpedia

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Voter Registration 2020 Election

Your New Voting Experience is Here! 

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is modernizing voting and providing voters with greater flexibility and convenience.

​What's changing?​

Starting with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:

  1. Every registered voter will receive a Vote By Mail ballot starting 29 days before Election Day
  2. Voters can vote at any of the Vote Centers in Santa Clara County
  3. Approximately 100  Vote Centers will be open for 4 days, including Election Day.
  4. Vote Centers will offer more space, additional services and new enhanced voting equipment​
 

​VOTERS w​​ill have more options an​d will get to choose WHEN, WHERE, and HOW to vote​!