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Important Dates

  • UOCAVA Ballots MailedSaturday
  • Voter registration deadlineMonday
  • Early voting beginsWednesday
  • Last day to request a ballot by mailFriday
  • Mail in your early ballot byWednesday
  • Last day to vote early in personFriday
  • Election Day*Tuesday

*The dates above reflect the law as amended by SB1154, which changed the primary election date.

Candidate Debates

Debates are underway! Watch the candidates in action and learn where they stand on the issues. Click the button below to view our debates page and see if a debate is scheduled for your district!

Candidate Debates Page

2020 Voter Education Guide

The Voter Education Guide provides voters information on the voting process and statements from the candidates running for statewide and legislative office. The 2020 Voter Education Guide for the Aug. 4th Primary Election will be available some time in June, be sure to check back then!

Voting FAQ

1. When are the polls open?

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Don't forget your ID!

2. Can I vote early?

Absolutely. If you are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL), you will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning 27 days before the election. Voters not on PEVL may make a one-time early ballot request.

3. Do I need ID to vote early?

It depends. If you vote early by mail, ID is not required. Your signature on the early ballot affidavit is compared to your voter registration record by the County Recorder to determine if the signature is valid.

ID is required if you vote early in person, or at a polling place or voting center on Election Day.

4. How can military & overseas voters (UOCAVA) get a ballot?

Military and Overseas voters have special voting rights under federal and state law (Uniformed & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)). These rights include the use of a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and request an early ballot as well as the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which serves as an emergency back-up ballot. Learn More

5. Do I have to vote everything on my ballot?

No, voters do not have to vote everything on their ballot. The votes they do cast will still be counted. However, we encourage voters to vote down the ballot as local races, propositions, judges, etc. can impact voters' daily lives.