2020 Voter Information
Due to the pandemic, all Californians with active voter registrations will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Elections offices will send out vote-by-mail ballots by October 5. Confirm your registration to make sure elections officials have your current mailing address and language preference.
You can also vote in person in all Southern California counties. Below is a summary of your options to cast a ballot this November. Find more information below about your county.
Cast Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Casting your vote-by-mail ballot will allow you to vote safely and will reduce crowding at polling locations or vote centers for individuals who need to or prefer to vote in-person. You can return a completed vote-by-mail ballot on or before Election Day by:
- Mailing it to your local elections office Mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, November 3, 2020. There is no postage required to return a vote-by-mail ballot.
- Dropping it off at your local elections office or at any ballot drop box, polling place, or vote center.
- Palm Springs City Hall and Demuth Community Center
- Cathedral City 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero and Date Palm Country Club
- Banning: 99 E. Ramsey St.
- Beaumont: 440 E 6th St.
- Hemet: 445 E. Florida Ave; Seven Hills Members Club; Valley Vista Library
- Desert Hot Springs: 11999 Palm Drive
- Rancho Mirage: 69825 Hwy 111
- Palm Desert: PD City Hall
- Indo: City Hall; Indo Corporate Yard; Indio Public Library 200 Civic Center Mall]
Vote-by-mail is a safe and secure option. Remember to sign your vote-by-mail envelope. You can track your vote-by-mail ballot to make sure it’s counted.
Voting Options by Southern California County
In California, you can always vote-by-mail by Election Day. If you decide to vote in-person or drop-off your ballot, you have options. Select your Southern California county of residence to learn more:
- Polling Place. Riverside County will use a polling location model this November. There will be at least 120 polling locations (called “Voter Assistance Centers”). Voters will be able to vote in-person or drop-off a ballot at any of these locations starting October 31. On Election Day, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Ballot Drop-Box. There will be 80 secure Ballot Drop-Off locations available beginning October 5
- See the final list of polling locations and Ballot Drop-Off locations in riverside County as they are updated.
San Bernardino County
- Polling Place. San Bernardino County will use a polling location model this November. There will be 210 polling locations. Voters will receive a polling “assignment” printed on the back of their Voter Information Guide, but they will be able to vote in-person or drop-off a ballot at any of the County’s 210 polling locations. A select number of locations will be available for early voting beginning October 26, and the rest will be available beginning October 31. Polling locations will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the early voting period. On Election Day, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Ballot Drop-Box. San Bernardino County plans to have 70 secure Ballot Drop-off locations available beginning October 6.
- See the final list of polling locations and Ballot Drop-Off locations in San Bernardino County as they are updated.