Are You Ready to Vote?

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Register to Vote

1. Decide where you want to register

Whether you’re living at home or at school, make sure your registration reflects the place you’ll be able to receive important election mail — like your ballot. If you plan to vote in person, you’ll be assigned a polling place near the address where you’re registered, so it should be somewhere you can get to on Election Day.

Already registered? Double check that you are registered and your California address is current. You will need to re-register if your information has changed or if you have moved into a different county. (For example - if you registered in LA County in February 2020, but will be living in Davis (Yolo County) for the fall, you will need to re-register in Yolo County to vote in Yolo County.) For students residing outside of California, please visit the Campus Vote Project State Student Guides for state-specific voting information.

2. Make sure you’re eligible

In general, you need to be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. citizen (in addition to some other requirements).

Need to check if you’re eligible? See who can vote in California.

3. Register as soon as possible!

Using studentvote.org is one of the quickest, most convenient options. Many states are encouraging voters to cast their ballots by mail because of the global pandemic. California voters who register by mid-September will have vote-by-mail ballots automatically sent to them. After the online registration deadline on October 19, you can use Same Day Voter Registration to vote conditionally at your California county elections office, polling place or vote center.

Vote

Vote early! Voting Assistance Centers (VACs) will be open starting October 31. To ensure your ballot is counted and arrives on time, bring the ballot to the VAC in the ARC Ballroom 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting October 31 where lines will most likely be shorter and it will be easier to social distance. If you are mailing your ballot back, send it by October 22 to give it at the minimum 7 business days to reach your county’s election office. Reminder: Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 17 days after Election Day.

Track Your Ballot

The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Where’s My Ballot? lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way.

Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.  Where'sMyBallot? is available in every county.

Voting Assistance and Ballot Drop-off Locations

Voter Assistance Centers (VACs)

Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2 - open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3 - open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • ARC Ballroom (on campus)
    760 Orchard Road, Davis
    Free 20-minute parking will be available in Parking Lot 25.
  • Veterans Memorial Center - Multipurpose Room
    302 East 14th Street, Davis
  • Montgomery Elementary School - Multipurpose Room
    1441 Danbury Street, Davis
  • Patwin Elementary School - Multipurpose Room
    2222 Shasta Drive, Davis

Ballot Drop-off Boxes (BDB) for the City of Davis

Available Monday, October 5 through Tuesday, November 3

  • City Hall (Exterior - 24/7)
    23 Russell Boulevard, Davis
  • Nugget Markets (Daily 6 AM–10 PM)
    409 Mace Boulevard, Davis
  • Nugget Markets (Daily 6 AM–10 PM)
    1414 East Covell Boulevard, Davis
  • Westlake Market (Daily 7 AM–11 PM)
    1260 Lake Boulevard, Davis
Please note that if you are not registered to vote in Yolo County, we recommend that you mail your ballot directly via the post office by October 22. This will be the most efficient way to send your ballot directly to the county where you are registered.