State of California Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines

Federal and State Elections

California State Primary Election held on Tue Jun 7, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Mon May 23, 2022
  • Online by Mon May 23, 2022
  • Postmarked by Mon May 23, 2022
  • Same Day Registration & Voting begins Tue May 24, 2022
  • Same Day Registration & Voting ends Tue Jun 7, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Tue May 31, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jun 7, 2022
  • Hand Delivered by Tue Jun 7, 2022 8:00pm PDT
  • Post received by Fri Jun 10, 2022

Early Voting

Dates Vary by County. Contact Local Election Office. - Contact Local Election Office
All registered voters should automatically receive a mail-in ballot. For early voting, dates vary by county. For voters not at their home address, it is necessary to request an absentee ballot. Automatic ballots only go to your home address.

California State General Election held on Tue Nov 8, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Mon Oct 24, 2022
  • Online by Mon Oct 24, 2022
  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 24, 2022
  • Conditional Registration Begins on Wed Oct 26, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Tue Nov 1, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 8, 2022
  • Post received by Tue Nov 8, 2022
  • Hand Delivered by Tue Nov 8, 2022 8:00pm PST

Early Voting

Dates Vary by County. Contact Local Election Office. - Contact Local Election Office
All registered voters should automatically receive a mail-in ballot. For early voting, dates vary by county. For voters not at their home address, it is necessary to request an absentee ballot. Automatic ballots only go to your home address.


General Information