Your Vote Matters.

Voting is the way UFCW members flex their power in the political process. The choices voters make this year will have long-lasting effects on working people. From wages and worksite issues to strengthening our kids’ future, voting is the way we have our say. 

Register to vote:

If you will be 18 by the next election OR if you are 16 or 17, you can pre-register now and you will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.





Look up your voter status

Find your polling place

Find your elected officials

Same-day voter registration


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Find Your Elected Officials

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Did you know that in California everyone receives a mail-in ballot?

All registered voters will receive a ballot at the address they are registered to vote. If you haven’t received yours, check your registration status here:

Lost your vote-by-mail ballot/Need a replacement?

If you haven’t received your ballot and you’ve verified your registration status, you can request a replacement ballot. If you lost your ballot, marked it incorrectly, or it was damaged,  you can also request a replacement ballot.

Only the registered voter themself may request a replacement ballot. The California Replacement Ballot Application can be found here:

Where’s My Ballot?

Tracking your vote-by-mail ballot—when it is mailed, received, and counted—has never been easier. The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Powered by BallotTrax, Where’s My Ballot?  lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way. Sign-up at to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.

The choices voters make this year will have long-lasting effects on working people.

To vote in this important election, you can:

1. Mail your ballot on or before March 5, 2024
*ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 7 days after Election Day – March 12, 2024.
2. Drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at any dropbox
3. Take your vote-by-mail ballot to any vote center after February 6, 2024.
4. Vote in person at any vote center in your county
5. Return your vote-by-mail ballot to any polling place in your county or to your county elections office on Election Day by 8:00PM
6. Vote in person at any polling place in your county or at your county elections office on Election Day by 8:00PM

Key Dates:

January 25, 2024: Voter information guide begins to be mailed to registered voters
February 5, 2024: Vote by mail ballots begin to be mailed to all registered voters
February 6, 2024: Ballot drop-off locations begin to open
February 20, 2024: Voter registration deadline *same day registration is available. Voters can “conditionally” register and vote with a provisional ballot from February 21, 2024 — March 5, 2024
February 24, 2024: Vote Centers begin to open
March 5, 2024: Election Day

Same-Day Voter Registration:

Did you know that California has same-day voter registration??

The requirement to register to vote in advance has proved to be a hurdle for many Americans. Same-day registration encourages new voters to enter the process, and also allows existing voters to update or correct errors in their registrations.  Almost half of the states in the U.S. have implemented same-day voter registration. Also known as Conditional Voter Registration, same-day registration is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information for an election.

Eligible voters who need to register or re-register to vote within 14 days of an election can complete this process to register and vote at their county elections office, polling place, or vote center. Their ballots will be processed and counted once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.