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How to vote in Modoc 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 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 cast your vote in person. The List of Polling Places will be posted 40 days before the next election. You are not required to bring your Vote By Mail ballot to your polling location or 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, 2020. For accessibility questions, call (510) 272-6933 or visit


Every registered voter will have the option to vote in-person at their designated polling place. 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 will be mailed a Vote By Mail ballot starting October 5, 2020.

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