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 Nov 5, 2024 - California General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Mon Oct 21, 2024
  • Same Day Registration & Voting
    From Tue Oct 22, 2024 to Tue Nov 5, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Oct 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Tue Oct 8, 2024 to Tue Nov 5, 2024

California Local Elections

There are currently no upcoming local elections identified for this state.

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 Nov 5, 2024 - California General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Mon Oct 21, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Tue Oct 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

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

California Local Elections

There are currently no upcoming local elections identified for this state.

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