How to vote in my state

California

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

June 7, 2022

California Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: May 23, 2022
  • In-Person: June 7, 2022
  • Online: May 23, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • All active California voters will receive a mail-in ballot; ballots will start being sent out on May 9. 
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: June 7, 2022
  • In-person received: June 7, 2022
  • Post received: June 14, 2022
Early Voting: 

November 8, 2022

California General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: October 24, 2022
  • In-Person: November 8, 2022
  • Online: October 24, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  •  TBD
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
  • Post received: TBA
Early Voting:

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

By Mail (Absentee Voting)

Every active, registered voter in California will be mailed a ballot. Voters may also vote in-person on Election Day should they wish.

See details about voting by mail in California.

Early Voting 

Early voting is available in California, but varies based on your county. Please check to see the details of early voting in your county. Early voting typically ends the day before Election Day in most counties.

See details about early voting in your county.

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You do not need to show ID to vote on Election Day.

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.