How to Vote

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Are You Registered To Vote?

​​​​If you need to register, get started here​. If you’ve changed your name, address or ​​political party, you’ll need to re​​-register online. You can also check your registration status online!​​​

Watch For Your Ballot.

Beginning the week of August 16th, registered voters in the County of Sacramento will be mailed a ballot. Keep an eye out for your pink envelope!  BallotTrax​, a free ballot tracking and alert system, is available to voters who wish to track the status of their Vote by Mail ballots - from printed to accepted.  Voters can also review the County Voter Information Guide.

How To Vote Your Ballot.

​Recall ballots have two parts.  You may vote on both parts or on just one.  Either way, your vote will be counted:

Part 1:

  • The first part will ask, “Shall GAVIN NEWSOM be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?"
      • ​If more voters mark “YES" than “NO" on the first part of the recall question, the Governor will be removed from office.
      • ​If more voters mark “NO" than “YES" on the first part of the recall question, the Governor will remain in office.

Part 2:

  • ​In the second part, voters will have an opportunity to select a replacement candidate. If the Governor is removed from office, the candidate who receives the most votes will be elected as the new Governor.  

Choose How You Want to Vote.

By Mail. 
Place the voted ballot inside the envelope provided, sign the envelope and return.​​​​​

At a Vote Center. 

With the passage of the California Voter’s Choice Act, traditional polling places will be replaced with Vote Centers that are open for up to 11 days, including Election Day. This means voters can choose when, where and how they want to vote.

For a list of locations​:​ Vote Centers open September 4, 2021 through September 14, 2021

What to Expect at a Vote Center​​​

Using a Ballot Drop Box. 
Beginning August 16, 2021, voted ballots may be placed in any secure Ballot Drop Box location throughout Sacramento County.  A complete list of locations can be found online​ here​ and will be provided in the Sacramento County Voter Information Guide that will be mailed out prior to the election.

Accessible Vote by Mail System.  

Voters with disabilities can download and mark their ballot from the convenience of their home and then return it by mail. ​​