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Plan your midterm vote

You have 70 days left to register to vote. There are 85 days until the election.

Key Dates
  • Oct. 24
    Deadline to register in person
  • Oct. 24
    Deadline to register by mail
  • Oct. 24
    Deadline to register online
  • Nov. 08
    Deadline to mail ballot by
  • Nov. 08
    Election Day
Key Info
  • There are no major rule changes in California since 2020.
  • You can vote by mail without an excuse
  • You can vote in person before Election Day through early voting only
  • No. ID is not required to vote on Election Day, except for some first-time voters. More information here

How California voted in past presidential elections

2020 Presidential Results
  • D
    Joe
    BidenWinner
    63.5%
  • R
    Donald
    Trump
    34.3%
2020 Exit Polls

Summary of 2020 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats63%Men: republicans34%
Women
Women: Democrats63%Women: republicans35%
White
White: Democrats51%White: republicans47%
Black
Black: Democrats82%Black: republicans15%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats75%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans23%
Asian
Asian: Democrats76%Asian: republicans22%
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats68%College Graduate: republicans30%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats59%No College Degree: republicans39%
2016 Presidential Results
  • D
    Hillary
    ClintonWinner
    62.3%
  • R
    Donald
    Trump
    31.9%
2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats57%Men: republicans36%
Women
Women: Democrats66%Women: republicans30%
White
White: Democrats50%White: republicans45%
Black
Black: Democrats88%Black: republicans9%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats71%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans24%
Asian
Asian: Democrats70%Asian: republicans17%
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats63%College Graduate: republicans32%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats57%No College Degree: republicans36%