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:
Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo counties were the first 5 counties to participate in the VCA in 2018. Beginning in 2020, all California counties can opt into the Voter’s Choice Act. To see which counties are participating in the Voter’s Choice Act, visit the Secretary of State’s website at the link below.
*Los Angeles County is adopting the VCA in March 2020. Only permanent vote-by-mail voters or those who request it will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in Los Angeles County in 2020.