How To Vote In California 2020

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hello California if you're watching this

that I'm guessing you want to vote

that's great but first you got to make

sure that you're registered if you're

not sure whether you're already

registered there's a link in the

description where you can check if

you're not registered or if you've moved

or changed your name since the last

election you can go to register to vote and register right now if you'd

prefer to do a paper application you can

get one at the DMV or most post offices

and public libraries you can register

online or by mail until October 19th in

order to vote in the presidential

election in November but don't worry if

you miss that deadline there's a new law

in California that will let you register

in the two weeks before Election Day at

your county clerk's office or even on

Election Day right at your polling place

just bring an ID with you and know your

vote will be counted once your county

clerk processes your registration after

Election Day

once you're registered you have a couple

different options for how you can vote

if you'd rather vote from the comfort of

your own home you have until October

27th to apply to vote by mail there's a

link in the description to the

application form you'll actually have to

print it out and mail it in which is

kind of annoying but once you do all you

have to do is wait for your ballot to

show up in the mail fill it out at your

own pace and send it back in before

November 3rd if you're applying to vote

by mail there's even an option to sign

up to automatically receive an absentee

ballot for every election so you don't

have to think about it they'll just mail

you a ballot every time you're eligible

to vote in some counties you can also

vote early in person up to 30 days

before the election right up until

November 3rd dates and times vary by

county but if voting on a weekend or on

your lunch break some random Wednesday

is easier for you early voting can make

that possible there's a link below you

can find the early voting locations and

hours where you live if you really want

that excitement of voting in person on

November 3rd though you can find out

where to go to vote using the link in

the description polls are open from 7

a.m. to 8 p.m. statewide if you

registered online you shouldn't need to

bring anything with you but it's a good

idea to bring a form of identification

with you just in case if this is your

first time voting IDs you can bring

include a driver's license state ID

student ID passport or a utility bill

with your name and address on it the

California Secretary of State's office

does a really awesome thing where before

the election they'll mail you a voter

guide that shows you what's on the

ballot and has information about all of

the candidates you can also find it

online using the link below you don't

have to vote for every single item on

the ballot you can leave things like if

you want to

but your local elections can be pretty

important so it's worth checking out

what's on there ahead of time you can

even fill out the sample ballot that's

included and bring it to the polls with


so you don't forget how you wanted to

vote one last thing if you're going to


open up your notes app or grab a piece

of paper right now and make a plan you

can write down when and how you're going

to register what time you're gonna vote

how you're gonna get there even who

you're going to bring to the polls with

you having a plan is a great way to make

sure that nothing unexpected stops you

from voting on November 3rd all the

links you need to check your

registration and polling location are in

the description thank you for voting how

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