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U.S. Government Information: 2020 Election Information

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.

California Secretary of State

Helpful resources include

November 3, 2020 General Election Information

Includes official voter information guide, propositions, info on same-day voter registration, voting FAQs, and more

Where's My Ballot

Voters who sign up for this service "will receive notices via email, text, or voice message from the county elections official regarding the status of the voter's vote-by-mail ballot"

If your county is not participating in the service above, you can track your ballot via the California Secretary of State's office

Vote by mail information for Nov. 3, 2020 General Election

Vote-by-mail ballots are to be mailed to all registered voters.  Check your registration status at the California Secretary of State's website. Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. See also the postal service FAQs.

Election Administration Guidance under COVID-19

San Diego Registrar of Voters

Helpful resources include

Election Information for 2020 General Election

Local Ballot Measures

Official Ballot Drop-Off Locations List and Locator Tool

Check Your Registration Status

Vote Safer San Diego

Information on vote-by-mail and voting in-person at polling places

Ballotpedia

Offers helpful information about propositions on the California ballot

Voter's Edge California

Find in-depth information about who and what is on your ballot

Lets you select and keep track of your choices and print/email them to use when voting

Let Me Vote CA

Information on voting for persons who have a criminal conviction or are in jail

 

 

OpenSecrets.org

Click the top "Menu" button to find information about federal campaign contributions, lobbying data, and more

VoteRiders.org

A non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote. VoteRiders informs and helps citizens to secure their voter ID as well as inspires and supports organizations, local volunteers, and communities to sustain voter ID education and assistance efforts.

Helpful resources include

State rules for required voter ID

Rules for first-time voters

Free live helpline at 844-338-8743

Provides free Voter ID Info Cards to organizations

Can help you get

  • Documents you need to show who you are (for example, your birth certificate or naturalization certificate)
  • A copy of your Social Security card
  • Proof of where you live
  • Your ID
  • A photocopy of your ID to submit with your vote by mail application or ballot
  • A free ride to the DMV

Will

  • Figure out what documents you need to get ID
  • Request and pay for those documents
  • Pay the DMV fees for your ID
  • Print a copy of your ID if you need to vote by mail
  • Find a lawyer to help you if needed
  • Make sure your are 100% ready to vote!

Democracy.Works

Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the status quo.

Helpful resources include

TurboVote

Keeps track of voter registration, absentee, and vote-by-mail rules for all 50 states. Sends you text & email reminders about registration deadlines, upcoming elections & where to vote.

UCSD is a TurboVote partner.

How To Vote

Find voter registration and voting information by state

Know Your Rights

Information from the ACLU about voter intimidation and what to do if you experience intimidation at the polls