Voting and Getting Help – Information for Voters
For the 2020 Presidential election, due to the ongoing pandemic, voting may be different in your community. Every voter will receive a ballot by mail, but you will have options for how to vote.
Remember, Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, but you don’t have to wait. Vote early. Have your voice heard and get the information you need to vote.
The nonpartisan resources below have been developed by Future of California Elections and our partners to support voters and ensure we can all cast our vote this election. Are you conducting voter outreach? Click here to access nonpartisan voter education resources developed for voter outreach.
Learn about your options for voting
Watch the video to learn more.
Read, print and share our Voting Options Flyer with friends and family.
English Flyer version (Formatted to print double sided)
Official resources from the California Secretary of State
- Vote early or drop-off your ballot. Learn were to go here caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov
- Voting on Election Day? Find Your Polling Place here, or visit your county elections official’s website.Register to vote right up through Election Day at your voting location. Find where to go early caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov or on Election Day here
- How to Vote by Mail in California video
- Sign up to track your ballot at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
- Serve as a pollworker. Sign up here.
- Information for Displaced Voters here.
- Learn your rights as a voter by reading the Voter Bill of Rights
- Election Myths Busted
- Election 2020 Voter Information Page
- Voter Hotlines
Resources by our Partners
- Hotline for Voters with Disabilities: 1-888-569-7955 operated by Disability Rights California
- Voting resources from Disability Rights California
- Vote by Mail Privately and Independently, Report, January 2020, Disability Rights California
- Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail video, produced by Disability Rights California
- ¡Ve y Vota! by NALEO Educational Fund. Vital information on every aspect of the electoral process designed to remove barriers to full Latino electoral participation, in Spanish and English. Spanish/English voter hotline: 1-888-839-8682 (1-888-VE-Y-VOTA). Hotline hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET.
- Asian Language Assistance Hotline: 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683 , operated by Advancing Justice | AAJC and APIA Vote
- Voting resources available in Asian languages, by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-ALC
Nonpartisan Voter Guides
- Easy Voter Guide: Basic voting information for new and busy voters. Available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and English, by League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.
- Voter’s Edge California: Find in-depth information about what’s on your ballot. A joint project of MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.
- Elect Justice CA: A new tool that helps voters make informed voting decisions about the candidates who shape their local criminal justice system: district attorneys, judges, sheriffs, mayors, and city council members. Includes plain language job descriptions and candidate info from Voter’s Edge.
- California Online Voter Guide by California Voter Foundation
- 2020 Voting Plan Checklist from ACLU of Northern California
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
- The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Volunteers provide voter information, document problems encountered when voting and work with partners and volunteers on the ground to identify and remove barriers to voting.
- 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
- Election Protection is also monitoring misinformation and disinformation at reportdisinfo.org.
- Know Your Rights resources in English and Spanish including Voting 101, voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, and voting in California jails, from ACLU of Northern California
- Vote-by-Mail: Safe, Secure, Reliable by ACLU of Southern California