Click on the magnifying glass in the bottom left corner of this map to search for your address and find the voting location nearest to you in your county.
Casting your California ballot in 2020 looks a little different than it has in previous years, as counties and the state work to make sure residents can vote safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For residents of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, this map can help you find your nearest in-person voting location or ballot drop box. You can find more information to research your ballot and what you'll need to cast your vote in our California 2020 Election Voter Guide.
Voting with a mail-in ballot
If you’ve already received your mail-in ballot and filled it out, ballot drop boxes are open across these counties for you to submit it. Simply seal your completed ballot in the envelope provided and drop it in the secure box to cast your vote. You can also sign, seal and date your ballot envelope with your completed ballot inside and drop it in the mail to cast your vote.
You can track your ballot to see if it has been received and counted yet here.
Voting in-person at voting centers
Later in the month, in-person voting locations will be opening throughout the region. Sacramento County will have some locations opening Oct. 24, with more opening Oct. 31. In-person voting spots will open in El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties on Oct. 31.
At these locations, voters will be able to request a new ballot, fill out and cast a ballot or submit a filled out mail-in ballot. If you haven’t registered to vote by California’s Oct. 19 deadline and want to cast a provisional ballot, you’ll need to head to one of these in-person locations to do that.
Voting centers, drop-boxes and hours of operation
In Sacramento and El Dorado counties, vote centers will be opening later this month. These centers are part of the new system put forth in California’s Voter’s Choice Act, which allows counties to conduct their elections under a new model to provide “greater flexibility and convenience for voters,” according to the California Secretary of State’s Office.
Yolo and Placer counties have not opted into the Voter’s Choice Act system, but Yolo’s voter assistance centers and Placer’s voter service centers provide the same services as vote centers and are also open to all residents.
At these locations, residents can drop off their mail-in ballots, vote in-person, cast a provisional ballot and seek information and assistance from poll workers.
Each drop box and voting location has different hours and is open on different days, so be sure to check when your chosen location is open. The hours listed on this map are for the voting location or drop box, and do not necessarily represent the business’ normal hours.
If you decide to vote in-person or drop off your ballot at any of these locations, make sure to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and wash your hands to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All four counties are requesting that voters wear masks if they’re coming to an in-person voting center. But the counties said they will not turn away voters who can’t or won’t wear masks, and that they’ll have protocols in place for voters without masks to vote safely and separately if that situation arises.
In El Dorado County, Registrar Bill O’Neill said that they have four vote centers large enough to allow voters who can’t or won’t wear masks to vote indoors. Those centers are the Cameron Park Community Services District, the Mother Lode Lions Club, the Pioneer Park Community Center and the Greenwood California Conservation Corps.
The counties will have masks on hand for anyone who needs one.
Polls will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day, and drop boxes will be locked then. But if you are in line to vote at 8 p.m., you still have the right to cast your ballot even after that time has passed.
Live in a county not featured on this map? You can find drop boxes and voting locations near you on the California Secretary of State’s website here.
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