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Easy Voter Guide

The Easy Voter Guide helps new voters and busy voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide elections. It also helps people learn how to make change in their community.

Voter Information

Voter's Edge CaliforniaGet ready to vote with Voter's Edge California! Enter your address, get your ballot, save your choices, and be ready to vote on Election Day:

  • Use your address to get a personalized ballot.
  • Get in-depth info on candidates, measures, and who supports them.
  • Check where, when, and how to vote.
  • Keep track of your choices and use them to vote.
  • Share and start the conversation!

See archives of past elections with election results.

See more information on How to Vote in California: preparing to vote, voting (in person, by mail, if you've moved), voting rights, take a friend to vote, results of past elections, etc. Register to Vote

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

See information about registering to vote in California: deadlines, cost, requirements, how to register, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, etc.

No Party Preference ?

No Party Preference Voter? Who Can You Vote for in June? Each political party has the option of allowing people who register to vote without stating a political party preference ("no party preference" voters, formerly "decline-to-state" voters) to vote in their presidential primary election. If you checked "I do not want to disclose a political party preference" on the voter registration form, you will not get a ballot containing the names of candidates running for president, but it will contain all other races and ballot measures.
  • You can request the ballot of the American Independent Party, Democratic Party or Libertarian Party when you are at the polling place (or in your request for a vote-by-mail ballot from your county elections office).
  • To vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican presidential candidates you must be registered with their parties. More info on no party preference.

Get ready for the June 7 election: use our voter guides and key election info.

More Voting Information

If you have been registered to vote for at least 29 days before the election, you will receive a sample ballot; the back page lists the precinct number and address of your place to vote. Save your sample ballot for reference on election day. The location of your polling place may change each election. You can also find your polling location from the Registrar of Voters website: http://www.ocvote.com or the League of Women Voters website: http://www.smartvoter.org one (1) week prior to election day. If you registered too late to receive a sample ballot, you can also view the information contained in your sample ballot on these websites.

IF YOU HAVE MOVED: A registered voter who has moved within the county, but did not re-register before the close of registration, may vote by provisional ballot at the polling place of new address.

Any registered voter who has moved anywhere within the state after the close of registration may vote by returning to the former county or by requesting an absentee ballot from the former county of residence.

ABSENTEE VOTING: An "Application for Absent Voters Ballot" is always on the back of the County Sample Ballot. You may also apply in person or write to: Registrar of Voters, P.O. Box 11298, Santa Ana, CA 92711. Include your name, address and signature. No reason is needed, and permanent absentee voter status will be granted on request. Deadline for Registrar to receive application is seven (7) days before the election. Emergency ballots are also available. Contact the Registar's Office. Permanent absentee voters will receive official ballots shortly after receiving their sample ballots.

  • GENERAL INFORMATION * VOTING IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS Primary elections are held to:
  • Nominate a party's candidate for the November election;
  • Elect political candidates running for nonpartisan offices such as county supervisor;
  • Vote on local and statewide measures and initiatives. "Decline to State" voters may request the ballot of any Political Party.

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS Phone (714) 567-7600 * FAX (714) 567-7556 Outreach Desk (714) 567-7569 Website: http://www.ocvote.com 1300 S. Grand Avenue, Santa Ana To get the name(s) of your elected officials, call Registrar of Voters number (714) 567-7586 or visit the League's website: http://www.smartvoter.org