VoteCal Website Overview

Here are the major features and highlights of the services that will be available through the Secretary of State’s website after VoteCal is deployed. Many of these services are available through the current Secretary of State website, but VoteCal will allow them to be provided to Californians much more efficiently.

Voter Registration

Eligible California residents will be able to use the website to complete an online voter registration application, just as they can today.

As part of the voter registration process, VoteCal will take the information submitted and conduct a check to:

  • See if the applicant has a signature on file at the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Verify the identity of the applicant
  • Check for duplicate records
  • Determine if the applicant is eligible to register to vote

Once registered, voters will be able to use the website to:

  • Update their voter registration information
  • See if they are registered to vote in an upcoming election
  • Determine if they are registered as a permanent vote-by-mail voter
  • Request a vote-by-mail ballot
  • Request a voter information guide in one of ten languages, in a large print format, or in an audio format
  • Opt out of receiving a voter information guide entirely

Election Day and Beyond

For every election, voters will be able to use the website to:

  • Find out what precinct they are in
  • Determine where their polling place is located
  • See, if they voted by mail, whether their ballot was counted and if it was not, the reason why
  • Discover, if they voted a provisional ballot at a polling place or the county elections office, whether their ballot was counted and if it was not, the reason why

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