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Need Help With Voting? CALL
1-877-321-VOTE (8683)

Voting Questions? Call CADEM Voter Hotline: 1-(877) 321-VOTE (8683)
Open (9am – 6pm M-F)
Sat-Sun (10am-6pm)
Open (7am – 8pm on Tuesday March 5th)

CA Secretary of State – Voter Hotlines
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • (800) 345-VOTE (8683) – English
  • (800) 232-VOTA (8682) – español / Spanish
  • (800) 339-2857 – 中文 / Chinese
  • (888) 345-2692 – हिन्दी / Hindi
  • (800) 339-2865 – 日本語 / Japanese
  • (888) 345-4917 – ខ្មែរ / Khmer
  • (866) 575-1558 – 한국어 / Korean
  • (800) 339-2957 – Tagalog
  • (855) 345-3933 – ภาษาไทย / Thai
  • (800) 339-8163 – Việt ngữ / Vietnamese
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Frequently Asked Questions

November 5, 2024, General Election

KEY DATES:

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024: period by which Same Day “Provisional” registration begins
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024: Vote centers open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties.
    Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or at your county elections office.
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024: CA Primary Election Day, polls close at 8:00pm Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked and mailed.
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024: Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by November 12, 2024

FIND CA DEMOCRATS ENDORSED IN YOUR DISTRICT: Do your friends and family need more details about who is on their ballot? Make sure to reshare our Endorsement Tool landing page as a resource to voters on how to vote for the CA general election on or before November 5th.
Use the CADEM Endorsed Candidate lookup tool to find Democrats running in your district.

VOLUNTEER TODAY: Join volunteers across California to text, call, and provide details to voters on how to vote for Democrats statewide!

HOW YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT WORKS
To register to vote, the person must be age 18 or older 15 days before Election Day.  Your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than October 21, 2024.

  1. Receive your ballot in the mail.
  2. Use the CADEM Look-Up Tool To Find Your Democratic Party Candidates based on your address so you know the Democrats running in your district – stay informed or call 1-877-321-VOTE (8683) to get help from the CADEM Voter Protection Team!
  3. Complete ALL required information on the back of the return envelope, including your signature and the date.
  4. Return your ballot by mail, ensuring the envelope is postmarked or courier-stamped on or before November 5, 2024 and received by your county elections office no later than November 12, 2024.  If the postmark is nonexistent or illegible, the ballot envelope is signed by the voter and dated on or off before November 5, 2024.

    VBM ballots must arrive no later than November 5, 2024, to any polling place in the state between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

VOTE & TRACK MY BALLOT: Visit WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/

VOTING METHODS

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