California Election Administration Updates for the November General Election
- All California registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail for the 2020 Presidential Election. Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 860 on June 18, which requires that county election officials mail every active registered voter a ballot, among other items.
- Voters can sign up to receive updates on the status of when their ballot is mailed. Sign up at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot
- Senate Bill 423, which codifies much of the June 3 Executive Order N-67-20, was signed into law on August 6 and will also shape California elections. The new law ensures that all California counties, except for Alpine, Plumas and Sierra, offer safe opportunities to vote in-person.
- California counties are in the process of defining their election administration plans for this Fall. Click here to view the list of counties and their election administration plans. Click here to view a map visualization of the election administration plans.
Support California elections by volunteering as an election worker.
Any registered California voter or legal resident of the United States, who would be eligible to vote except for citizenship status, can serve as an election worker. County election offices also have programs for eligible high school students. Contact your election office to learn more. https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices/
Help spread the word by sharing this flyer prepared by the Office of the California Secretary of State https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/pdfs/student-poll-worker-flyer.pdf
Voter Education Resources
Comprehensive Voting Information
- California Secretary of State Election 2020 website.
Know Your Voting Rights
- Voter Bill of Rights – Office of the California Secretary of State.
- Information for Voters with Disabilities
- Information for Language Assistance
- National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund national bilingual voter hotline: 1-888-839-8682 (1-888-VE-Y-VOTA). Hotline hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.
- Advancing Justice | AAJC and APIA Vote run a hotline where voters can get answers to their questions about voting and receive assistance in nine Asian languages. Call 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683 for assistance.
- Election Protection Coalition 866ourvote.org hotlines:
- Call in English – 866-OUR-VOTE or 866-687-8683.
- Call in Spanish/English – 888-VE-Y-VOTA or 888-839-8682.
- Call in Asian Languages/English – 888-API-VOTE or 888-274-8683.
- Call in Arabic/English – 844-YALLA-US or 844-925-5287.
- Or text “OUR VOTE” to 97779.
- Information for Voting with a Criminal Conviction
- LetMeVoteCA.org: A guide to voting for people with a criminal conviction, by the ACLU of California’s Voting Rights Project.
Nonpartisan Voter Guides
- Easy Voter Guide, by League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. Basic voting information for new and busy voters. Available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and English on easyvoter.org.
- Voter’s Edge California – A joint project of MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. Find in-depth information about what’s on your ballot.