How to vote in Colusa 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 polling place, 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 the Colusa County Elections Office 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 polling places is available, and you can visit your assigned location to vote on Voting Day, November 3. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to your polling location if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of polling places.

Special Voting Appointments

To limit contact with others, Seniors and other high-risk members of the public who need in-person election services can make a special appointment to visit the Colusa County Elections Office. These appointments are typically available between 4pm and 5pm, and can be made by calling (530) 458-0500.

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 (530) 458-0500 or visit


Every registered voter will have the option to vote in-person at their designated polling place on Election Day. 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 their polling location to cast a provisional ballot. 


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

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