Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
- For the most current information available on next election, visit the LWV California Elections page.
- For results of past elections and complete archives, visit Voter's Edge California
- Click here to see Placer County Elections website.
LWV Placer County offers a free service to present an impartial summary of the ballot propositions on upcoming elections with an interactive question & answer session. Please follow our 2020 Election Pro/Con Presentation Schedule:
We also offer free services throughout Placer County to moderate forums for candidates in local elections, local ballot measures, and local public policy.
Contact our President at president [at] lwvplacercounty.org for more information.
Learn How To...
If you have already registered to vote, you do not need to re-register unless you:
- change your name
- move to a new home address, or
- you want to change your political party.
You can pre-register to vote if you are 16 or 17 years old; this can be done by paper application or online. You must be 18 years old to register to vote online and to cast your vote.
See information about registering to vote in California: deadlines, cost, requirements, how to register, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, etc.
You can register to vote online at Registertovote.ca.gov, or pick up a registration form at local post offices and libraries and at the Placer County Elections Office. You can call the Placer County Elections Office to have a form mailed to you.
You can find your polling place by:
- Checking the back cover of the sample ballot booklet mailed to you by the Placer County Elections office.
- Calling (800) 345-VOTE (8683)
- Checking online - Secretary of State website
- 2020 Voter Guide - Find Out What's On Your Ballot
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.
For more information on elections 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. See m
Vote Safely! Vote from Home! VOTE EARLY! Election Day is November 3rd
Sign Up! Let’s be ready to vote! Plan Ahead! VOTE EARLY!
- First-time voter? Register here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/
- Changed Name, Address, or Party? You must re-register: https://registertovote.ca.gov/
- Active voter? Be sure! Check your status: https://www.placerelections.com/am-i-registered/
- Age 16 or 17? Pre-Register: https://registertovote.ca.gov/
- Watch pre-registration info here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVkNVyJw5a4
ALL CA registered voters will receive a mail in ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election, due to Covid-19, per CA Assembly Bill 860 being signed into law
- October 5th, Placer County mails your ballot with “I Voted” stickers included.
If not received by October 15th, Call 530-886-5650 or toll free in CA at 1-(800)-824-8683 or E-mail: election [at] placer.ca.gov Office Hours 8am – 5pm M-F. Check your registration status: https://www.placerelections.com/am-i-registered/
- Placer County Vote-By-Mail process: https://www.placerelections.com/applytovotebymail/
- How to Vote by Mail in CA, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILvmTjJjIkw&feature=youtu.be
- How to Return Your CA Vote by Mail Ballot, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjHCEBZTtCk&feature=youtu.be
- No Stamp, No Problem! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ3JPV8VUn8&feature=youtu.be
- Want to track your ballot after you vote?
https://www.placerelections.com/vote-by-mail-tracking/ or sign up at:
Tools to get informed
- E-Z Voter Guide: http://easyvoterguide.org - unbiased, easy voter information about
ballot measures, polling place locations, and Secure Drop Box locations; in 5 languages, downloadable
- Voter’s Edge: https://votersedge.org/en/ca easy, unbiased information about
candidates, propositions, and who is financing them
- CA Voter Bill of Rights, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KtWJ4oMlcI&feature=youtu.be
- Promote the Vote, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcX167u2UA0
VOTING EARLY means your mail in ballot will be counted sooner!
- October 24: “National Vote Early Day” https://www.voteearlyday.org/
- Because of covid-19, no usual polling places will be open. Instead, all counties are
offering Voting Centers (in person) and Voting Dropboxes https://www.placerelections.com/drop-box-locations/
Need/want to vote in person? In-person early voting dates will be added to the
above website when available. Vote early! Lines will be long on November 3rd.
- Complete ballot in Blue or Black ink; Sign the ballot envelope; mail EARLY via U.S.
Post Office by Oct 26, or drop your ballot in one of the Placer County Security
Drop Boxes located across the county. https://www.placerelections.com/drop-box-locations/
- Made a mistake marking your ballot? Re-mark the ballot in a way that makes your
intent clear. For physically damaged or lost ballots, Call 530-886-5650 or toll free in CA at 1-(800)-824-8683 for replacement
- Once received, County scans envelope’s security barcode, and verifies signature
- NOTE! If you miss the October 19 Registration deadline, you can still register and vote with a provisional ballot: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/same-day-reg/
- What is a Provisional Ballot? Watch:
- Was my provisional ballot counted? Check here: https://www.placerelections.com/vote-by-mail-tracking/
Election Volunteers Needed!
- Be a poll worker: https://www.placerelections.com/volunteering-to-be-a-poll-worker/
- Age 16 or 17? Want to earn a stipend? https://www.placerelections.com/student-poll-worker-program/
CA Secretary of State video about Election Security and LWVPC contact info
- Election Security in CA, watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmiwRD7OBRU
- All videos given above from Sec. of State https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/help-strengthen-our-democracy/video-resources/
- League of Women Voters Placer County http://www.lwvplacercounty.org/ (Updated 9/25/2020
ore 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.
There is more helpful information for first-time voters at the Secretary of State website.
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