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2020 Presidential General Election

Dates, Deadlines and More
Every election is governed by critical deadlines that must be met.  From candidate filing, the start of vote-by-mail voting or the last day to register to vote – we’ve assembled all of these important dates in one location that you can view, or print. 

Candidate's Handbook
If you are running for office, it is important to read the candidate's handbook.

Read the Candidate's Handbook 

Risk-Limiting Audit

The risk-limiting audit is a procedure that provides strong statistical evidence that the election outcome is correct, or has a high probability of correcting an outcome that wouldn't match a full hand count of the ballots.

View information and results ►

Campaign Disclosure Filing Schedule
Every election has deadlines for filing campaign finance reports. View the schedule to learn more.

View Campaign Disclosure Filing Schedule ►

Important Legal Documents for the Upcoming Election
Find legal documents such as the legal notices, random draws and ballot rotations.

View legal documents for the upcoming election ►

Election Planning
In light of COVID-19, the State is requiring each County to prepare and provide certain election planning files to the public. View below to learn more.

View the Election Administration Plan here ►

What's on the Ballot
View all the contests that will be on the ballot, or are eligible to be on the ballot for the upcoming election.

View what's on the ballot 

Ten-Year Party History for Voter-Nominated Candidates
Candidates that are running for voter-nominated office have their ten year party registration history published here.

View the ten-year party history ►

Obtain Information About Measures Appearing on the Election Ballot 
View important information regarding measures on the ballot. Additionally, by clicking on this link, you will view all documents which will be printed in the Sample Ballot Pamphlet. 

Learn more about measures on the ballot ►

California Secretary of State's Voter Information Guide
View information regarding Statewide Propositions and Statewide Candidates.

California Secretary of State's Voter Information Guide 

Emergency Ballot

Click here to download the emergency ballot PDF request form ►

Street Index Application

Complete this form to receive access to an electronic list of voters, including their voting status for this election ►

Find Your Vote Center and Drop Box 

View Your Voter Information Guide