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County elections officials will process and count all valid vote-by-mail ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day and arrive no later than 17 days after the election.
Some counties are offering a new tool called “Where MY Ballot?” that allows voters
to track the status of their vote-by-mail ballots. To see if your county is participating,
Same Day Voter Registration, known as Conditional Voter Registration in state law, is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information for an election.
Eligible citizens who need to register or re-register to vote within 14 days of an election can complete this process to register and vote at their county elections office, polling place, or vote center. Their ballots will be processed and counted once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.
Visit caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov for a list of early voting locations where you can complete the Same Day Voter Registration Process.
Need to register on Election Day? Use our polling place lookup tool to find your local polling location.
Have additional questions about locations where you can complete the Same Day Voter
Registration process? Contact your county elections office.
- Join an issues-based organization you care about
- Text and phone bank on behalf of a candidate you believe in
- Make sure your friends are involved
- Talk to your family members about your concerns
- Get the word out on social media
- Stay active — and continue to hold your lawmakers accountable after Election Day