Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.
John Lewis, 1940 - 2020
How the Election will be Conducted
Despite lawsuits challenging the governor’s ability to issue vote-by-mail ballots to every California voter, legislation in June codified the changes to election law, and the lawsuits have since been dismissed. This allows counties to move forward in their planning for November without the threat of having to change course.
Every registered voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot
Vote by mail ballots can be returned in multiple ways:
- Mailed via United States Postal Service (postage is paid by the County)
- Delivered to a secure VBM Ballot Drop Box
- Delivered to a Voter Service Center during the 4 days of voting
Voter Services Centers will be open for 4 days beginning Saturday, October 31
There will be 22 Voter Service Centers in San Luis Obispo County. Voters can use any of these centers to:
- Return a ballot
- Receive a replacement ballot
- Register to vote
- Use the ballot marking device that assists voters with disabilities
To ensure the health and safety of all, voters are encouraged to use the vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot and either return it by mail or at one of the secure VBM drop boxes.
Locations for Voter Service Centers and secure VBM ballot drop boxes will be announced soon.
Educate yourself with These Resources
- Voter's Edge
LWV California Voter Guide. Find in-depth information about what's on your ballot.
- San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Website
- California Secretary of Sate
Official Voter Information Guide
Election 2020 - On this page you can:
- Register to Vote
- Check your Voter Status
- Explore Election Myths
- Learn How to be a Poll Worker
- Track your Ballot
- And more...
- Easy Reader Voter Guide - Coming Soon
Pros & Cons for Each Proposition
- Proposition 14: Coming soon.
- Proposition 15: Coming soon.
- Proposition 16: Coming soon.
- Proposition 17: Coming soon.
- Proposition 18: Coming soon.
- Proposition 19: Coming soon.
- Proposition 20: Coming soon.
- Proposition 21: Coming soon.
- Proposition 22: Coming soon.
- Proposition 23: Coming soon.
- Proposition 24: Coming soon.
- Proposition 25: Coming soon.
Do You Reside Outside California?
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- See everything that will be on your ballot,
- Compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
- Print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.