Voting Information

Be an Informed Voter ~ Voting is a right and an important civic responsibility.


Are You Registered to Vote?



If you aren't sure if you are registered to vote, you can: 


Check Online at the California Secretary of State Website
✪ Call the Santa Cruz County Election Department at 831-454-2060
✪ Check the Santa Cruz County Elections Department Website

If you need to register or re-register to vote:


✪ You can register to vote online 
✪ You can get a fill out a voter registration card (available at the library and other government offices)

If you miss the deadline to register to vote, you can still register and then vote at these locations:
1. Santa Cruz County Elections Department - 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz (Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm)
2. Watsonville City Clerk's Office - 275 Main Street, 4th Floor, Watsonville (Monday - Friday: Hours)

Learn About the Candidates and the Issues



✪ Attend a debate
✪ Talk with other people
✪ Read the newspaper & voter guides 

Official Voter Information Guide from the California Secretary of State  & Spanish Version
Santa Cruz County Elections Information
Voters Edge California (a nonpartisan guide from the League of Women's Voters
Easy Voter Guide (also from the League of Women's Voters) & Easy Voter Guide in Spanish

Vote!


✪ Information about the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election from the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

Voting Dates & Deadlines for the March 3, 2020 election are:



Monday, February 3rd: First day of early voting. Vote at the Santa Cruz County Elections Office or the Watsonville City Clerk's Office.
Monday, February 3rd: First day to begin mailing ballots for voters who have signed up to vote by mail. 

Tuesday, February 18th: Last day to register to vote via a registration card or online. 
Tuesday, February 18th: Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

Saturday February 29th & Sunday March 1st - Weekend voting is available at the Santa Cruz County Elections Department (9am - 5pm) and the Watsonville City Clerk's Office (9am - 5pm). 

Tuesday, March 3rd: Election Day! Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.