Vote 2020

Vote 2020

Honor the 100 years of the suffragists' legacy: Register and Vote

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


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The 2020 Election:  Register.  Learn.  Vote.

Registering and voting will be easier than ever before.

You choose how and when to vote. Every registered voter in California will automatically get a ballot in the mail, even if they did not request one. You have three options to return your ballot. You can return it by mail, drop it off at a ballot drop box, or take it to a voting location near you. You can also vote in-person at a voting location starting Saturday, October 31 through election day November 3.

Lunch with the League

Join us every Monday at noon from now until November 9th for a brief Zoom meeting to hear from the experts about the new elections process. Learn how to register, learn and vote in this new system to ensure that your vote counts!  Go to our Lunch with the League page to learn more about these sessions, or register for the remaining series here. If you want to see the previous sessions, visit our YouTube channel.


Check Your Registration.

Your registration is tied to the vote-by-mail system. It is very important that your registration information is up to date. Check your status to be sure your Vote-by-Mail Ballot will reach you.

Register Online.

If you have not registered, now is the time. You can register online easily with the Secretary of State tools. Your vote-by-mail ballot will be sent to your registration address.

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

Learn About the Candidates and Issues.


Voter Services Centers will be open for 4 days beginning Saturday, October 31

There will be 23 Voter Service Centers in San Luis Obispo County (see the locations here). Centers will be open 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. On election day November 3, the polls are open 7 am to 8 pm.  Voters can use any of these centers to:

    • Vote in person
    • Return a vote-by-mail ballot
    • Receive a replacement ballot
    • Register to vote
    • Use the ballot marking device that assists voters with disabilities

Vote-by-mail Ballot Drop Boxes

There will be 19 locations in the county where you can safely deposit your vote-by-mail ballot. View maps of the locations to find the ones closest to you. These will be available beginning October 6 so you can vote early

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.


League of Women Voters San Luis Obispo people eligible to vote

Do You Reside Outside California?

Enter your address to find your polling place, create your personalized voters' guide and find everything you need to vote! With your personalized guide, you will:

  1. See everything that will be on your ballot,
  2. Compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  3. Print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.


four members at table to assist voters on election day