Questions We Hear the Most
How can I request a vote-by-mail ballot?
You can use our online tool to apply for a one-time vote-by-mail ballot or become a permanent vote-by-mail voter.
I lost or damaged my vote-by-mail ballot, how can I get a replacement?
Can I opt out of receiving my sample ballot in the mail and/or view it online?You can use our online tool to opt out of receiving a sample ballot in the mail.
I would like to vote at my polling place, and need the location. Where can I find the address?
You can use our online tool to look up your polling place. You can also find your polling place using our new voter lookup feature.
I notice the location of my polling place changed - why was it moved?
In California, there are not permanent polling places. The locations may change from election-to-election. The most common reason for the change of a polling place location is that the facility is no longer available to serve as a polling place.
How can I register to vote, verify an existing registration, cancel my registration, or update my registration?
You can verify your registration using our new voter lookup feature. You can also register to vote, update your registration or learn more about voter registration from the easy-to-use voter registration section of our website.
How can I verify that my ballot was counted?
You can verify if your ballot was counted by using our new voter lookup feature (verify your voter registration).
How can I see who my elected officials are?
You can use our district lookup tool to view your elected officials. You can also find your elected officials by using our new voter lookup feature (verify your voter registration).
I have been receiving political mail and phone calls at my home. Where are they obtaining my information?
This information can be obtained from a variety of sources, including the voter registration list. Current State law allows voter registration data to be obtained for election, governmental, scholarly or political research purposes.
When is the next election?
The next scheduled election is the November 2016 Presidential General Election.
What if I don't see the questions here that I need answered?
You can visit additional FAQs by selecting a category from the dropdown at the top of this page, or contact us directly for additional help.