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SJCC Register to Vote 2020


“As a voter, you will help decide who will lead us….Every time you use your precious right to vote, our democracy grows stronger.“

Quote from, Alex Padilla California Secretary of State, California Secretary of State, 2016,

Register Here Online to Vote

Register to Vote Now buttonCLICK HERE to register online at the official State of California portal.


Your online registration must be submitted electronically no later than  October 19, 2020 to vote in the  November 3, 2020 presidential primary election.


Complete paper registration forms must be postmarked by 15 days prior to the election date.

To vote in the November 2020 election you must meet these requirements:

  • A United States citizen and a resident of California,
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day,
  • Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony,
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.


Are You Already Registered to Vote?

CLICK HERE to check your status or to see if your registration has taken effect.


Not Yet 18?

In California, you can pre-register to vote so that your voter status is in place when you turn 18.

Find Your Specific Polling Place


voting booths photoIf you live in Santa Clara County, use this online tool to find your polling place (created by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters). 

If you live outside of Santa Clara Country use this tool to find your polling place (non-residents of Santa Clara County).

View the Upcoming November Ballot for Your Precinct

For decades Californian's have turned to the League of Women Voters (LWV) a non-partisan non-profit for information about and explanations of propositions and measures appearing on a ballot. The LWV of California and Maplight (a non-partisan non-profit) have created this Voter's Edge tool.

Find my ballot button

CLICK to see a ballot for your precinct for the November 3, 2020 election. Just enter your address including zip code and a complete ballot for study and voter preparation purposes will be generated. 

Impartial Voter Guidance & Referendums Explained

League of Women Voters of California

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."

Each election the League of Women Voters of California carefully studies the ballot measures at stake for the current election. Voter recommendations are made.  These recommendations are formed from grassroots member study and consenus.

These recommendations are available in several forms. CLICK for the Easy Voter Guide -- perfect for the busy voter.

Get Paid as an Election Day Poll Worker

For each election the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters hires hundreds of temporary workers. Many work only the day of the election as a poll worker. Some of these paid positions are specifically for students. Workers need to attend half day training prior to the election. Poll workers can earn up to $205 working just election day, and have the opportunity to learn first hand how elections work.