Vote by Mail

In California, all active registered voters are mailed a ballot before each election in which the voter is entitled to vote.

Replacement Ballot

In California, all active registered voters are mailed a ballot before each election.

  • Mail ballots for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election were delivered to the United States Postal Service May 9, 2022.

If you lose, damage, or mismark your ballot, you may request a replacement ballot mailed to you:

Replacement mail ballots must be requested by Tuesday, May 31 for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.  After May 31, voters needing a replacement ballot must do so in person at the Registrar of Voters, at an Early Vote Site or at a polling place on Election Day.

Delivery of Ballots

Mail Ballots delivered to the U.S. Post Office:

  • May 9, 2022 for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

Vote an Accessible Ballot

Voters with disabilities may vote independently, using their computer, to mark an accessible ballot.

  • Vote on an accessible ballot for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Request a Translated Sample Ballot

Return a Voted Mail Ballot

Return a voted mail ballot for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election:

  • Drop off at the Registrar of Voters Drive Thru Drop-off location
    • 777 E. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino
    • Tues, May 31 – Sat, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Election Day, June 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Deliver to the Registrar of Voters on or before 8 p.m. on Election Day
    • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Election Day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 24-hour Mail Ballot Drop Box available
  • Mail via the U.S. Postal Service
    • Mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Registrar of Voters within seven days following the election.

Check the Status of Your Voted Mail Ballot

Check the status of your voted Mail Ballot using the Mail Ballot Status tool using My Elections Gateway.

Sign up for Where’s My Ballot? to receive email, text, or voice call notifications to track your ballot.

Unsigned Ballot Statement

When the Registrar of Voters receives a voted mail ballot without the voter’s signature on the return envelope, the Registrar of Voters is unable to count that mail ballot.  However, California law allows voters another chance to correct their mail ballot up until two days before the election results are certified. These voters are notified by mail that they may:

  • Go to the Registrar of Voters to sign the mail ballot return envelope in person, or
  • Complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement.

If you received a letter from the Registrar of Voters stating that your mail ballot return envelope was not signed, go to the Registrar of Voters to sign your envelope, or complete and return one of the following forms:

Signature Verification Statement

When the Registrar of Voters receives a voted mail ballot but is unable to compare the voter’s signature on the return envelope with the signature on file in the voter’s record, the Registrar of Voters is unable to count that mail ballot. However, California law allows voters another chance to correct their mail ballot up until two days before the election results are certified. These voters are notified by mail that they may:

  • Go to the Registrar of Voters to sign the Signature Verification Statement in person.
  • Complete and return a Signature Verification Statement.

If you received a letter from the Registrar of Voters stating that your signature on the Official Mail Ballot return envelope was unable to be compared with your signature on file, complete and return one of the following forms immediately: