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VOTING -- What you Need to Know

The next election is on March 5, 2024.  It is a primary election before the Presidential General election in November.

Do you have general questions about voting in California?  Check out the Easy Voter Guide which gives a clear overview on voter registration and voting plus a good overview of Proposition 1.   It is available in five languages: English - Spanish - Chinese - Korean - Vietnamese.

Register to Vote

  • Are you already registered to vote at your current address?
    Check your Registration.

  • (Re)Register to Vote Online.  The deadline to register or re-register
    to vote is 15 days before an election. 
    If you have moved, you should re-register.  Young people who are 16 or 17
    may pre-register to vote. 

  • If you are not registered, you can still vote in person by going
    to a Vote Center and submitting a conditional ballot

Prepare to Vote


Before the next election, the League will help you get prepared.
Use the League's to help you decide your votes. 
Also see our candidate forums and Pros & Cons of ballot measures. 

You may also want to check LWV recommendations on some ballot

Mark your Ballot

Every registered voter is mailed a ballot starting about one month before the election..
Carefully mark the ballot and be sure you sign the envelope with the signature you used to register or the signature on your CA drivers license.  You need not vote on everything. 


You have several options to get your ballot to the Registrar of Voters:

  • Mail it.  It must be postmarked on or before Election Day. 

  • Find a drop box and deposit your ballot in its envelope.  

  • Go to a Vote Center.  You may deposit your mail ballot, vote on a machine, or register to vote starting four days before election day.

Track Your Ballot

Track your mail-in ballot.  You can ask for an email, text, or phone call when your ballot status changes.  Has your ballot been mailed to you? Has it been received?  Did your vote get counted?  If not, you may have a chance to fix the problem. Or you may track your ballot directly with the Santa Clara County ROV.  


Voter Information 

Go to Vote411 to find your complete ballot for elections with nonpartisan information about candidates, ballot measures including local measures, and your polling place.

Find campaign finance information for statewide candidates at Cal-AccessFind info about Proposition 1.

If you have any concerns about your registration or voting, please contact the Registrar of Voters of Santa Clara County at 1-866-430-VOTE (8683)​.

More about Voting


Do you want to help us register people to vote?  Especially several months before an election, we have voter registration projects.

League of Women Voters of California provides information about how to register, deadlines, requirements, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, and much more.

Do you want current ballot information? Do you have questions about the propositions or who is running for office? Check the handy League What's on the Ballot page to find the answers to all your questions. 

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