Candidate and Ballot Measure Forums
The League provides several opportunities to hear the candidates and to learn about the ballot measures. To see a schedule of forums, please see our calendar.
Forums for the upcoming general election will be posted on the League's YouTube channel:
Key Dates for the November 3rd General Election
9/24/20 – First day ballot Information Guides may be mailed
10/5/20 – Voting by mail opens
10/19/20 – Last Day to Register to Vote (Please note: California now allows same day registration and provisional ballots at all Sonoma County polling places. Contact the Registrar of Voters for more information.)
10/27/20 – Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot
11/3/20 – Election Day (7:00 am to 8:00 pm)
11/20/20 – Last day for the Voter Registrar to receive a vote by mail ballot, which must be post-marked no later than November 3rd
12/03/20– Deadline to certify election results
To request a mail ballot contact the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters at 435 Fiscal Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or call (707) 565-6800. For more information on Voting by mail go to http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Registrar-of-Voters/Vote-by-Mail/#VBM_application
To register to vote on-line or update your current registration go to RegisterToVote.ca.gov.
To receive a paper registration application by mail, contact Rov-voterreg [at] sonoma-county.org () or call the Secretary of State's toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).
Where is My Ballot
Sonoma County voters can now sign up for Vote by Mail ballot tracking, through the Secretary of State’s “Where’s My Ballot” program. Voters can receive information about the location of their ballot, from the time it is mailed until it is returned to the Registrar of Voters Office and counted, in real time. Voters who sign up can have assurance that their ballots are accounted for at every stage.
Voters can sign up to participate in the program at http://wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov/. A voter can choose to receive email, text or voicemail messages regarding the status of their ballot.
Register to Vote
Every Vote Counts (PDF)
Some people feel their vote doesn't matter. Follow the link above to learn about times when a single vote changed history.
In general, you may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered on or before 15 days prior to the election. If you mail your completed registration form to the registrar, a postmark on the 15th day prior to the election is acceptable.
To find out if you are registered to vote in Sonoma County, California, go to the Registrar of Voters' website.
To Register to vote online go to the California Secretary of State's site.
Voter Information for Those Displaced by Disasters
The following site provides extensive information on how to register and vote for those displaced by Sonoma County Disasters. Please share with anyone you know who may need this.
Voter's Edge California: Key in your address and zip code to view a personalized ballot in English and Spanish with nonpartisan information including endorsements, funding sources, editorials, news articles, biographies and more.
You can download and print our Easy Voter Guide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean.
Visit lwvc.org for LWVC Recommendations on Ballot Measures.