League of Women Voters

Your Voting Guide

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Voting Alert

Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may Vote By Mail. You use one of the following methods to vote by mail:

  • Applying in writing to your county election official
  • Completing the absentee ballot application that is included in your sample ballot, which your county elections official will mail to you prior to each election
  • Downloading and completing an vote-by-mail application on-line.

Elections officials process applications 29 days to 7 days before an election. You may request an absentee ballot more than 29 days before an election, but not fewer than 7 days in advance.

Absentee ballots must be received by the elections official no later than the close of polls (8:00 pm) on Election Day.You may return your absentee ballot by returning it in person or by mail to your county election official or in person to any polling place in your county or by end of polls closing on Election Day. If, because of illness or physical disability, you are unable to return the ballot yourself, you may designate any person to return the ballot to the elections official or precinct board at any polling place within the jurisdiction.

Permanent Absentee Voting (PAV)

Any registered voter may apply for permanent absentee voter status. If you are a permanent absentee voter, you will automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election. To become a permanent absentee voter, you must complete an application, which is available from your county election official.

If you complete an application to become a permanent absentee voter, you will retain this status as long as you vote in all statewide primary and general elections. If you fail to cast a ballot in two consecutive statewide general elections, you will be removed from the permanent absent voter list and will need to reapply in order to restore status.

Late Absentee Ballot Requests

If, in the seven days before the election, you find you will not be able to vote in person on Election Day, you may still request an absentee ballot. You must make a written request, signed under penalty of perjury, and deliver it, either in person or by someone you designate, to your county election official.

According to California Elections laws, individuals, organizations and groups may distribute absentee ballot applications; however, they must use the uniform format as specified in the California Elections Code. A copy of the application form is available on your state's website.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, you can use your states' resource.

Early Voting Location

Placer County Office of Elections
2956 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Hours of Operation: Mon, Oct 8: 8 am - 5 pm Tue, Oct 9: 8 am - 5 pm Wed, Oct 10: 8 am - 5 pm Thu, Oct 11: 8 am - 5 pm Fri, Oct 12: 8 am - 5 pm Mon, Oct 15: 8 am - 5 pm Tue, Oct 16: 8 am - 5 pm Wed, Oct 17: 8 am - 5 pm Thu, Oct 18: 8 am - 5 pm Fri, Oct 19: 8 am - 5 pm Mon, Oct 22: 8 am - 5 pm Tue, Oct 23: 8 am - 5 pm Wed, Oct 24: 8 am - 5 pm Thu, Oct 25: 8 am - 5 pm Fri, Oct 26: 8 am - 5 pm Mon, Oct 29: 8 am - 5 pm Tue, Oct 30: 8 am - 5 pm Wed, Oct 31: 8 am - 5 pm Thu, Nov 1: 8 am - 5 pm Fri, Nov 2: 8 am - 5 pm Mon, Nov 5: 8 am - 5 pm
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California voters can vote early either in person at their county elections office, or by using the vote-by-mail system. Any registered voter may vote early instead of going to the polls on Election Day.

All valid vote-by-mail ballots are counted in every election in California, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.

Once your application is processed by your county elections official, your ballot will be sent to you. After you have voted, insert your ballot in the envelope provided, making sure you complete all required information on the envelope. You may return your voted vote-by-mail ballot by 1) mailing it to your county elections official; 2) returning it in person to a polling place or the elections office in your county on Election Day; or 3) authorizing a relative or person living in the same household as you to return the ballot on your behalf. Regardless of how the ballot is returned, it MUST be received by the county elections office by the time polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Late-arriving vote-by-mail ballots will not be counted.

If you believe this information is incorrect, please contact us.

Election Day Polling Place

Parkside Church - Family Life Center (3)
3885 Richardson Dr
Auburn, CA 95602
Hours of Operation: 7 am - 8 pm
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Alternate Poll Locators

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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