California 2022 General Election Information

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California’s 2022 General Election will take place on November 8. All active, registered California voters are eligible to vote in the general election.

There are three ways to vote: by mail, early voting, or Election Day.

California mailed a ballot to every registered voter’s designated mailing address starting on October 10. You can return your ballot via mail or at a designated drop-box location. Your county elections officials must receive your ballot by 8 p.m. on November 8 (Election Day) – and remember to sign the ballot envelope!

You can track your mail-in ballot’s status if you haven’t received it yet. Once you return your ballot, sign up for BallotTrax to confirm your local county clerk has received and processed it.

Only residents who register to vote by October 24 will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. You can fill out the online voter registration tool to register to vote or check your voter registration status. If you register after October 24, you will have to cast your ballot at an early voting location or your designated precinct on Election Day.

Most early voting locations will open the week of October 24 and remain open through Election Day. You can find nearby early voting locations by visiting your Secretary of State’s website.

Prefer to vote on Election Day? You will need to visit your designated precinct, which can be found on your county Voter Information Guide or by visiting your county elections official website. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and if you have voted in California before, you do not need to show ID. Any voters waiting in line at 8 p.m. will still have a chance to cast their ballots.


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