2020 California Elections step by step

Time for Mitz-VOTE!


  • Check on mailing address and other details https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov
  • If your signature has changed a lot, email elections@yolocounty.org and explain your concern. They can verify your ballot signature on file to ensure it matches.


  • BALLOTS ARRIVE – CA mails out Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots on Oct. 5

Sign up and check movement of your Yolo County VBM ballot at




This election, no “regular polling place.” You can mail or drop off your VBM ballot:

  • Vote by Mail Ballot (VBM) – must be postmarked by Nov. 3 & received by Nov. 20 to be counted. (Postage is paid for by CA Secretary of State).

Don’t forget to SIGN the ENVELOPE!

  • Ballot Drop Box – In person secure Ballot Drop Boxes available Oct. 5 – Nov. 3
  • Voter Assistance Centers (VAC) – Voter Assistance Centers for both VBM Ballot drop off and In-Person Voting and technical help Oct. 31 – Nov. 3
  • Someone can voluntarily drop off your VBM Ballot for you.
  • Find VAC & Ballot Drop Boxes https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/locations


  • ENCOURAGE your family & friends to vote! Your Vote is Your Voice!


  • 13 – California & Local Voter Guide – State’s mail out deadline
  • 20 – Yolo County begins to process Vote by Mail ballots
  • 20 – Nov. 3 – Late/conditional voter registration possible at VACs
  • 3- Election Day- all DROP OFF must occur before polls close at 8pm. All mailed ballots must be postmarked by this day & received by Nov. 20 to count.




RAC CA:   Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Committee has positions on several CA ballot measures. https://rac.org/take-action/rac-your-state/rac-ca

NCJW-Sac/CA:  National Council of Jewish Women (Sacramento & CA chapters) https://ncjwsac.org/ information about CA ballot measures & ways to help

Justice Ballot Propositions 2020 – NCJW Webinar Sept. 22 https://ncjwsac.org/events/ca-justice-ballot-prop/

Davis Ballot Talk:  Facebook Group discussions about ballot https://www.facebook.com/groups/1129170113806582/about

City of Davis Elections webpage:  https://www.cityofdavis.org/city-hall/city-clerk/elections/november-3-2020-generalmunicipal-election

League of Women Voters – CA:  Sign up for Action Alerts and show your support for or against various issues. https://lwvc.org      Or get involved with the local chapter:


Power the Polls: Recruiting Poll Workers nationally and connecting them to local needs. (Yolo is not using these volunteers but is hiring part-time staff.) https://www.powerthepolls.org/

Interested in volunteering? The County elections office is determining whether they may need volunteers. Email to offer your assistance: elections@yolocounty.org