How to vote in Santa Clara County

Vote by Mail (VBM)

Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any Vote Center, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Click here for more on VBM.

Ballot Drop Off Box (24 hours)

Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box at any time. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.

Vote In Person

No form of ID is needed to vote in person. The list of Vote Centers is available, and you can visit any location to cast your ballot. All Vote Centers will hold open hours starting on October 31. You are also able to cast an early ballot by visiting the Registrar of Voters’ Office starting on October 5. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to a Vote Center if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of polling places.

Accessible Voting

The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. The official ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election will be available through the Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail portal beginning Monday, October 5. For accessibility questions, call (408) 299-7655 or visit sccgov.org/sites/rov/Voting/Pages/Voting-Accessibility.aspx 

IN-PERSON VOTING

Every registered voter will have the option to vote in-person at any Vote Center starting on October 31. Voters may also vote early at the Registrar of Voters’ Office starting on October 5. Voters are not required to bring their Vote-by-Mail ballot to vote in-person, but it is strongly encouraged. If a voter would like to vote in-person, but has not received their mailed ballot, they can visit a Vote Center to cast a provisional ballot.

VOTE BY MAIL FOR EVERYONE

Every registered voter was mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by October 5.

County Website: sccgov.org/sites/rov/pages/registrar-of-voters.aspx

Check Your Registration: couragecaliforniainstitute.org/voter-tools

Track Your Ballot: couragecaliforniainstitute.org/#track