Voting in CA – Last day to register “normally”.

Today, Monday, May 21st, is the last day to register to vote like a normal person for the June 5th election!

Register online until 11:59 tonight (completed form) or take one of the paper forms into the Elections Division office until they close.

But procrastinaters, take heart! There’s a loophole!

Due to a new CA state law, you can vote up to and on June 5th, but after today, May 21st, you have to register and vote IN PERSON at the Elections Division nearest you.

This is a “conditional” registration and a “provisional” ballot, which means that the election personnel will have to check that no mail-in ballot came in with your name or that you haven’t already voted in another district before they can count it.

See below for the address of your local Elections Division.

If you have the following questions about your voting status:

Click here.

  • Am I already registered to vote?
  • Where am I registered to vote?
  • What did I mark for political party preference?
  • What did I mark for  language preference for election materials?
  • Was my vote-by-mail or provisional ballot counted?
  • Where is my polling place?
  • Where can I get information for upcoming local and state elections.
  • How do I contact my county elections office.
  • Can I choose how to get my voter guides before each election?

Registered voters can still apply to vote by mail until May 29th:

Send in the application on the back of your sample ballot, which has to be received by 5:00 pm, May 29th. OR fill out this form and mail/drop off to your LOCAL county elections official by 5:00 pm, May 29th OR in Ventura, call the vote-by-mail person at (805) 654-2664 and do it over the phone by 5:00 pm, May 29th.

Voting By Mail

Once your application is processed by your county elections official, your ballot will be sent to you. Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day.

After you have voted, insert your ballot in the envelope provided, making sure you complete all required information on the envelope. No signature = It’s not counted!

You may return your voted ballot by

  1. mailing it to your county elections official;
    • Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 3 days after Election Day. VENTURA COUNTY VOTERS – USE (2) two first class stamps!!!
    • If you are not sure your vote-by-mail ballot will arrive in time if mailed, bring it to any polling place in your county between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  2. returning it in person to a polling place or the office of your county elections official;
    • Vote-by-mail ballots that are personally delivered must be delivered no later than the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  3. dropping your ballot into one of your county’s ballot drop boxes; or
    • Vote-by-mail ballots that are personally delivered to a ballot drop-off location must be delivered no later than the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  4. authorizing someone to return the ballot on your behalf.
    • Anyone may return your ballot for you, as long as they do not get paid on a per ballot basis. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must fill out the authorization section found on the outside of your ballot envelope.

OMG! Where is the Elections Division?

Click here for contact information and street address of your Elections Division. Unless you live in Ventura County, where it’s right here below.

800 S. Victoria Avenue, L-1200
Ventura, CA 93009-1200
(805) 654-2664
(805) 648-9200 Fax

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Website: http://recorder.countyofventura.org/elections.htm

Map to Elections Division. Take the Victoria offramp from 101. North bound, turn right off the offramp, south bound, turn left. Take a right on Telephone Rd. Take the first left, into the County property. Follow the curving driveway around and enter the first parking lot on your left.

map to county

After entering the Administration Building, head straight across to the elevators. Go down one floor to the Lower Lobby. After exiting the elevator, head straight down the long hallway to the Elections Division. Voting booths and nice people at the counters are waiting to help you vote.

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