Question: How Do I Request An Absentee Ballot In California??

If you are already registered and are using the FPCA to request an absentee ballot, you can mail, email or fax your signed form to your election official.

Contact information can be found in the “Local Election Offices” section or online at

How do I get an absentee ballot?

Lightning Fast Access to Your Absentee Ballot Request:

  • Choose your state.
  • Select “Absentee Ballot Request”
  • Login into “My Voter Account” or continue.
  • Enter state specific data.
  • Download your completed state-specific form.
  • Print, Sign and Send the form to the local election office address provided.

When should I receive my absentee ballot?

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election in which you want to vote, but voters can submit their application any time. If mailed, absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted.

How much does it cost to mail a ballot in California?

According to one very knowledgeable spokesperson at the Secretary of State, the ballot typically requires 50 cents (one stamp) to mail. If your ballot has more than one page, the price rises to 71 cents. However, he said, that if the voter only wanted to put one stamp, the county would pay for the remaining postage.29 Oct 2018

Can I drop my ballot in a different county?

A voter can put his/her ballot in the drop boxes without any cost. Yes, a ballot that is dropped in any drop box in the state will be picked up by the Election Official for that county. The ballot will then be mailed to the correct county.

Can I drop my ballot off at any polling place?

You must return your vote-by-mail ballot by Election Day. You can mail your ballot or bring it to the elections office, designated drop-off locations, or to any polling place in California. Drop-off locations may be faster than dropping at a polling location where there may be lines. Remember to sign the envelope!

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