Get Ready! All California Voters Will Be Mailed Their November Ballot

Legislation joint-authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to make sure every California voter receives a ballot in the mail for this November's election was recently signed into law by the governor. In-person voting at vote centers will continue to be available in San Diego County in the 10 days leading up to the election, but expanding vote-by-mail will allow all voters to participate in the process safely from their homes during the ongoing pandemic.

Is Your Voter Information Up To Date?

In order to receive your ballot, take a moment to check your voter registration status. If you believe you are already registered, you can verify your registration online with the California Secretary of State's online "My Voter Status" tool. If you are not already registered, you can register online at

Thirty days before the election, all registered voters in California will automatically receive their ballot in the mail. As part of registering to vote, you will have the option to become a "permanent vote-by-mail voter," which means you would automatically receive a ballot in the mail before each election.

You may cast your ballot by:

  • Returning it in the mail postmarked on or before Election Day (No stamp? No problem. Legislation I authored in 2018 requires all vote-by-mail ballot return envelopes have prepaid postage),
  • Dropping it into one of your county's ballot drop boxes,
  • Authorizing someone to return it on your behalf, or
  • Returning it in-person to one of the designated vote centers throughout San Diego County on or before Election Day

When your vote-by-mail ballot is received by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

If you have questions about this November's election or any other updates from the state, please reach out to my office. Call my District Office at (619) 338-8090, or contact my Capitol Office at (916) 319-2080. To reach someone by email, contact