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Four Easy Steps to Vote By Mail 
Posted 10/7/20

​​​​​​​You may return your voted ballot by 

  1. Putting it in the mail; 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 17 days after Election Day. FYI - no postage is necessary to return your ballot!
  2. Returning it in-person to any California polling place or the office of your county elections office no later than the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
  3. Dropping your ballot into one of your county's ballot drop boxes 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.

For more information on voting by mail, visit the California Secretary of State's website.