VOTING -- What you Need to Know

The Next Election


The next election is the Presidential Election on November 3, 2020.  We are currently working hard to bring you nonpartisan information to help you decide your vote.  This information will start appearing in September.  Find full information about voting in Santa Clara County

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.  (For Nov. 3, that is October 19.) 
    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 on Election Day by going
    to a Vote Center and submitting a conditional ballot

Prepare to Vote


Use the League's to help you decide your votes. 
Also see our candidate forums and Pros & Cons of ballot measures. 

Mark your Ballot

Every registered voter will be mailed a ballot starting October 5.
Carefully mark the ballot and be sure it gets counted.  


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 starting Oct. 7.  

  • Go to a Vote Center.  You may deposit your mail ballot or vote or change your registration starting Oct. 31.

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.  


Voter Information 

Go to Voter's Edge California to find your complete ballot for elections with nonpartisan information about candidates, ballot measures including local measures, and your polling place. You will save time by using Voter's Edge where you will find consolidated and well organized

online information. You can also see the results of previous elections. 

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. 


The above video is produced by the Registrar of Voters of Santa Clara County and published on YouTube.  Any advertisements following this video are the responsibility of YouTube.  

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The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for public office. The League encourages informed and active participation in government by influencing public policy through education and advocacy.