Get Out and Vote! Information for 2020



With the general election quickly approaching on November 3rd, 2020, it is crucial to use your vote to make climate action a priority! We need all hands on deck. Your voice matters!

Follow these steps below to get registered to vote, learn about state and local ballot measures, get equipped to vote for climate action, and cast your ballot so it counts!

1. Register now to vote

Register to vote at your current address by October 19th. Visit registertovote.ca.gov to register to vote, check your registration status, or pre-register to vote if you are 16 or 17.

2. Review and understand the state and local ballot guide

All voters will receive their state and local sample ballot guide booklet in the mail (or email if you’ve requested) by mid-September. These can also be found online at statewide voting guide and San Diego County (and city) measures.

Join us for an upcoming Zoom event to learn more about the voting process, including how to register to vote, how mail-in ballots work and various perspectives about the voting process and the challenges that persist.

Voting 2020: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Zoom Event Registration

3. Get your hands on your mail-in ballot

Mail-in ballots will be sent to every registered voter on October 5th and should be received by October 10th. Check the status of your ballot with the online ballot tracker: Where’s My Ballot? If you haven’t received your ballot by October 20th, call the Registrar of Voters at 858-565-5800 to have another one sent.

4. Make your vote a climate vote

Stay tuned for SanDiego350’s endorsements on state and local municipal measures to ensure your vote is climate-friendly. Endorsements will be shared later in September! Join us on October 13th to discuss these state and local ballot measures and how they relate to climate change. 

Make Your Vote a Climate Vote 
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 
Zoom Event Registration 

5. Cast your vote: Drop-off or mail your ballot, or vote in person

There are multiple options to cast your vote this year.

Send in your ballot by mail by November 3rd! No postage is required! Due to the federal government making it harder and harder for citizens to vote by mail, we strongly encourage you to mail it in as soon as possible. If mailed back, the ballot will need to be postmarked by November 3rd at 8:00 p.m. They would then be expected to be received by the Registrar of Voters by Friday, November 20th to be counted.

Drop-off your ballot at a polling site by Tuesday, November 3rd. There will be multiple locations of drop-off sites that will accept your ballot from October 31st to November 3rd. Find your nearest drop-off site at caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov.

In person polling is still available! Polls are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from October 31st to November 2nd, and 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3rd. The location of your polling place is printed on the back of the county Voter Information Guide. You can also find your polling place by calling 1-800-345-VOTE (8683), online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place, or by texting VOTE to GOVOTE (468683). Additionally, early voting is available at the Registrar’s Office beginning October 5th, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

6. Encourage your friends and family to vote too!

Pass along this webpage or share the pdf found below to anyone who needs help casting their ballot. Share our VOTE graphics on social media to encourage others to vote climate-friendly!

7. Learn next steps for the climate movement

Join us to discuss the climate movement in a post-election landscape. Together we will reflect on the recent election and discuss pertinent next steps to address climate action locally and beyond.

Moving Climate Action Forward
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Zoom Event Registration

We hope this page is helpful to you in casting your ballot and making your voice count! If you missed the deadline to register to vote, learn more about Same Date Voter Registration. It’s also important to know your voter rights! Review Voter Bill of Rights and “Time off to Vote” Notices.

For your convenience, we’ve saved voter information in a separate document for you to download, print, or share!

Voting Information Google Doc