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Election Day is one week from today, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until March 3rd to vote!
In fact, the earlier you can vote, the better. A record 20.5 million Californians have registered to vote and we’re expecting a high turnout in this election. The best way to avoid waiting in line on Election Day is to vote early. Here are a few easy ways to do it:
  • If you received a vote-by-mail ballot, return it as soon as you can. You can drop it in the mail (you don’t even need a stamp, return postage is prepaid), just make sure it’s postmarked on or before Election Day. Or you can turn it in at any polling place, vote center, or to your county elections office.
  • If you live in a county that has adopted the Voter’s Choice Act, vote centers are now open across the county. Find one that’s convenient to your home, job, school, or place of worship at:
  • Voters in any county can visit their county elections office to vote early. Find locations and hours at:

With more days and more ways to vote, there’s no need to wait until Election Day to vote. Take advantage of the convenience of voting early, then help us make sure that every eligible Californian has an opportunity to vote early too:

Thanks for doing your part to strengthen our democracy,
Alex Padilla 
California Secretary of State