Miss the Voter Registration Deadline or Misplace Your Ballot? You Can Still Vote!

California allows voters to register to vote on the same day that they cast their ballots any time before polls close on election day. This is called conditional or same day voter registration. If you are eligible to vote but not yet registered, you can still vote in the presidential election this year. You will need to go to your county elections office, polling place, or vote center in person to register and vote conditionally. This plain language guide from Disability Vote California explains the process and includes links to find locations where you can register and vote. This guide is also available in Spanish.

If you have misplaced your ballot you can vote in person. It is likely that you will vote using a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is the same as a regular ballot, but it is not counted until after your county elections officials have made sure that you haven’t already voted. This plain language guide from Disability Vote California explains provisional voting in detail and includes information on how to check the status of your provisional ballot after you have voted. This guide is also available in Spanish.

 

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