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Dear California Voter,

County election offices have now sent vote-by-mail ballots to all active, registered California voters for the November 3, 2020 General Election. If you haven’t already received your ballot, you can expect it to arrive soon.

You don’t need to wait to return your ballot. Your ballot includes a prepaid, first class postage return envelope that you can use to mail your ballot back to your county elections office. You can also click the button below to find ballot drop-off locations near you or visit:

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Voting by mail is SAFE and EASY. After marking your ballot, simply:

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Seal, sign, and date it. Secure your ballot inside the official return envelope provided by your county elections office. Make sure the signature on the return envelope matches the one you provided when registering. For many voters, this will be the signature on your CA driver’s license or state ID.

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Return it. You have multiple options to return your ballot: 
By mail: No stamp is required to return your ballot through the USPS. Make sure your ballot is postmarked by November 3, 2020. 
Drop off: Drop your ballot off at an official secure drop box, polling place, vote center, or county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

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Track it. You can sign up for alerts by text (SMS), email, or voice call on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot at:


Voters who can return their ballots early will help ensure safe physical distancing at voting locations. Voting locations will be available in many counties before and on Election Day. Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.

If you have already returned your ballot, thank you for being a voter and helping keep your community safe!


Yours sincerely,


Alex Padilla California Secretary of State


P.S. Have you or someone you know moved recently? California voters can re-register online to vote in this election at a new address until October 19, 2020 at: