California Election Dates and Deadlines

Welcome to the California Election Dates and Deadlines listing from U.S. Vote Foundation.

Here you can find out when California elections will be held at the local, state and federal election level. There are many different deadlines associated with California elections, such as voter registration deadlines, absentee ballot request and ballot return deadlines, date ranges for early voting, and in-person voting options. No matter the type of election, or whether you are voting at home or voting from abroad, this service will provide you with comprehensive election dates and deadlines for your voting state of California.

California Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - California Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Feb 20, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Wed Feb 21, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Feb 5, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - California State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Feb 20, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Wed Feb 21, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Feb 5, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - California Congressional District 20 Special Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Mon Mar 4, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Tue Mar 5, 2024 to Tue Mar 19, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Mar 12, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Mar 19, 2024
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 26, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Feb 19, 2024 to Tue Mar 19, 2024

California Local Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Cities of Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Long Beach, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, San Bernadino, San Diego, Stockton Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Feb 20, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Wed Feb 21, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Feb 5, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - City of Riverside General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Feb 20, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Wed Feb 21, 2024 to Thu Feb 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Feb 5, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Cities of Irvine and Oakland Special General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Feb 20, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Wed Feb 21, 2024 to Wed Feb 21, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Feb 5, 2024 to Tue Mar 5, 2024

California Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - California Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Fax by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM PST
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - California State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Fax by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM PST
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - California Congressional District 20 Special Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Mon Mar 4, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Tue Mar 12, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Fax by
    Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:00PM PDT
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 26, 2024

California Local Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Cities of Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Long Beach, Modesto, Oakland, Sacramento, San Bernadino, San Diego, Stockton Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Fax by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM PST
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - City of Riverside General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Fax by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM PST
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Cities of Irvine and Oakland Special General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Fax by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 8:00PM PST
  • Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
    Tue Mar 12, 2024

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