Voting is Getting More Convenient in California
The California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2016. The VCA expands early voting and offers more flexible voting opportunities to voters in participating counties.
Under the VCA, vote centers will replace traditional polling places and serve as a one-stop shop for all your voting needs. At a vote center, you can vote in person, get help in multiple languages, vote with an accessible voting machine, and utilize same day registration to register and vote in the same day! Voters can vote at any vote center in their county up to 10 days before Election Day.
All registered voters will also receive a ballot in the mail weeks before the election. They have 3 ways to cast their ballot:
The 5 counties participating in the VCA in 2018 are
All other California counties can choose to participate starting in 2020.*
View the California Common Cause fact sheet on the Voter’s Choice Act to learn more.
*Los Angeles County can also implement vote centers starting in 2020, but may not begin sending all registered voters a vote-by-mail ballot until after the 2020 elections.