California Online Voter Guide

2020 Presidential General Election

November 3, 2020
(29th edition)

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Important Dates:

  • October 5 - Vote-by-Mail ballots start being sent out to all active registered voters;  first day of early voting
  • October 19 - Voter registration deadline
  • October 20 - November 3 - Conditional, "same day" voter registration available at vote centers and county election offices
  • October 27 - last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot be sent by mail; voters advised to return ballots by mail by this day
  • Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day - polling places and vote centers are open statewide 7am - 8 pm. Conditional voter registration available at all voting sites. 


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From The California Voter Foundation:


From Maplight & the League of Women Voters:

  • Voters Edge - comprehensive nonpartisan election information 

From the Secretary of State:

CVF recommends these additional nonpartisan voter resources:

Archived editions of CVF's California Online Voter Guide:

November 2020 In-Person Voting Methods

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