About California Voter’s Choice Act
Established by Senate Bill 450 (2016), the California Voter's Choice Act (VCA) modernizes elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters. This election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:
- Mailing every voter a ballot
- Expanding in-person early voting
- Allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county
- Providing secure ballot drop off locations throughout the county
While the VCA is relatively new, county participation has quickly expanded in a few short years. In 2018, five counties adopted the VCA as part of the initial pilot. This number tripled from five counties in 2018 to 15 counties in 2020. As of 2022, an additional 12 counties have adopted the VCA election model for a total of 27 counties.
Current VCA counties include: Alameda County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Kings County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Merced County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Diego County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, and Yolo County.
Counties adopting the Voter's Choice Act in 2022 are listed in the press release issued on February 2, 2022.