Voting Information

CA Secretary of State Site
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/general-election-november-3-2020

County Election Officials:

Butte County

  • Candace J. Grubbs, County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters
  • 155 Nelson Ave
  • Oroville, CA 95965-3411
  • (530) 552-3400, option 1
  • (800) 894-7761 (Domestic)
  • (530) 538-6853 Fax
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: elections@buttecounty.net

Lassen County

  • Julie Bustamante, County Clerk-Recorder
  • 220 S. Lassen Street, Suite 5
  • Susanville, CA 96130
  • (530) 251-8217
  • (530) 257-3480 Fax
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: lcclerk@co.lassen.ca.us

Modoc County

  • Stephanie Wellemeyer, County Auditor/Clerk/Recorder
  • 108 E. Modoc Street
  • Alturas, CA 96101
  • (530) 233-6205
  • (530) 233-6666 Fax
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: darcylocken@co.modoc.ca.us
  • Alturas

Nevada County

  • Gregory J. Diaz, Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters
  • 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210
  • Nevada City, CA 95959
  • (530) 265-1298
  • (530) 265-9829 Fax
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: elections.mail@co.nevada.ca.us

Placer County

  • Ryan Ronco, County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar
  • 2956 Richardson Drive
  • Auburn, CA 95603
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. Box 5278
  • Auburn, CA 95604
  • (530) 886-5650
  • (800) 824-8683
  • (530) 886-5688 Fax
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: election@placer.ca.gov

Plumas County

  • Kathy Williams, County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters
  • 520 Main Street, Room 102, Courthouse
  • Quincy, CA 95971
  • (530) 283-6256
  • (530) 283-6155 Fax
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: elections@countyofplumas.com

Shasta County

  • Cathy Darling-Allen, Clerk & Registrar of Voters
  • 1643 Market Street
  • Redding, CA 96001
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. Box 990880
  • Redding, CA 96099-0880
  • (530) 225-5730
  • (530) 225-5454 Fax
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: countyclerk@co.shasta.ca.us

Sierra County

  • Heather Foster, County Clerk-Recorder
  • 100 Courthouse Square, Room 11
  • P.O. Drawer D
  • Downieville, CA 95936-0398
  • (530) 289-3295
  • (530) 289-2830 Fax
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • E-Mail: hfoster@sierracounty.ca.gov

KEY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. If I put a stamp on the Vote by Mail ballot envelope, will it be considered first class and get processed faster?
No stamp is needed. Your envelope with ballot is considered first class and postage is
paid. Be sure to sign and date your envelope.

2. I’m hearing that the US Postal Service is understaffed and may delay processing or lose my ballot. How can I trust that putting my ballot in the mail is safe and secure?
You can track your ballot at: WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov.

Mailing your ballot is safe and secure. To avoid anxiety, be sure to mail your ballot early, sign and date your envelope. As long as your envelope is signed, postmarked by
November 3rd and received with 17 days of the Election (11/20), it will be counted.

On Election Day, we recommend dropping your ballot at a Vote Center. If you drop it off
at the post office on Election Day, make sure the mailbox has scheduled another
collection. Do not mail your ballot after November 3rd.

3. Do I need to bring my Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot and envelope with me if I decide to vote at a Vote Center or vote on Election Day? Do I need to bring ID?
You can drop off your VBM ballot in its sealed envelope with your signature at a vote
center or you can bring your VBM ballot with you if you decide to vote in person. If you
don’t and your voting status cannot be verified, you may be given a provisional ballot.
All provisional ballots are processed and will count as long as the voter has not already
voted.

4. What’s the difference between a Vote Center and my neighborhood Polling Place?
Due to the impact of COVID, your neighborhood polling place may be merged into
several precincts in a larger building. Some counties will still assign you to a specific polling place and some counties will provide Vote Centers, meaning you can use any one of them in your county. Locations will be available by October 5th at: www.Vote.Ca.Gov

5. Do the Vote by Mail ballots get counted before Election Day ballots? How can I track that my ballot was received and processed?
Election offices can actually start processing VBM ballots before Election Day but can’t
release any totals until 8 pm on Election Day.
Track your ballot using the WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov program administered by the
Secretary of State. You will be notified when your ballot is received, processed and
counted.

6. Can I drop off a ballot for my neighbor or my family member?
Yes, you may drop off a ballot for a friend of neighbor. California voters are allowed to
choose someone they trust to deliver their ballot for them. If you help someone
complete their ballot, be sure that they sign the appropriate signature line on the
envelope.

7. If the signature on my Vote by Mail ballot doesn’t match what’s on file at the DMV, will my vote still count?
If there is a question about your signature match, your county is required to notify you
and offer you a chance to fix it. You will have several weeks after the election to fix it.

The easiest way for the county to notify you is to sign up for WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov

8. Where will the Ballot Drop Boxes be placed and how often are the ballots collected from these boxes? Are they safe from being tampered or destroyed?
You can find the locations of ballot drop off locations in your county voter information
guide, your county elections website, or at Vote.Ca.Gov starting October 5 th . Drop boxes are tamper-proof and ballots are picked up, at a minimum, every 24 hours from October 24 through Election Day and every 72 hours before that.

9. Can I register to vote and vote on Election Day at a Vote Center?
Yes, you can register to vote or update your address at any polling place or vote center
on Election Day.