We are 19 days away (E-19) from the November 3 General Election -- ballots are in hand and hopefully, already filled out and on their way back to the Election’s Office, either by mail or Drop Box. But never fear, if you haven’t yet returned your voted ballot, you still have plenty of time! Ballots must either be dropped off in a Drop Box by 8 p.m. November 3, or postmarked November 3 to count.
For those voters or soon-to-be voters that need to register or update their registration file, Monday, October 19 is the last day to make those changes or register online
. After the 19th, you can still visit the Election’s Office in-person, or visit one of the Vote Centers that open starting October 24.
Vote: Pick a Way, ANY Way
Choose how, when and where you want to vote.
- By Mail: All registered voters received a ballot in the mail. Place the voted ballot inside the envelope provided, sign the envelope and return – your postage is paid!
- Vote Center: With the passage of the California Voter’s Choice Act, traditional polling places were replaced with Vote Centers that are open for up to 11 days, including Election Day. This means voters can choose when, where and how they want to vote – at ANY Vote Center in the County. Avoid the lines, vote early!
- At the Vote Center you can drop off your completed ballot OR vote in person. There is even weekend voting!
- 18 Vote Centers open for 11 days beginning October 24, 2020
- An additional 66 Vote Centers open for four days beginning October 31, 2020
- Eligible residents can also register to vote, update their registration and cast their ballot at a Vote Center, even on the day of the election.
- Drop Boxes: Voted/signed ballots may be placed in any of the 71 secure Drop Box locations throughout Sacramento County beginning October 5, 2020
- When using a Drop Box, ensure that is an official, secure box provided by your County Election’s Office. All official County dropboxes have the Sacramento County wave logo on them!
Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections is committed to the safety and accessibility of voting to all voters. That includes ensuring that the Vote Centers are taking all necessary COVID-19 safety precautions.
- All Vote Center employees will be equipped with PPE
- Vote Centers will be arranged to maintain strict social distancing
- Each location will have a maximum capacity allowed to maintain distancing indoors
- Frequent sanitation practices will be employed
- Signage will be posted reminding voters to wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times