Vote for our futures!
We are living through a global pandemic. Our communities are facing unsafe working conditions as essential workers, the threat of eviction, lack of access to affordable and nutritious food, and so much more. With this election, our lives, health, and rights to determine our future are on the line. We all want the same things: a stable home and strong health for our family, the best education for our children and grandchildren, and the ability to care for our loved ones. In order to secure a better future for our families and communities, we must make sure our voices are heard in this election to get the resources we need. Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, along with Black, Latino, Indigenous, and working-class communities are suffering while the richest five billionaires in the country collected $76 billion within two months of the pandemic’s start. In order to recover from this crisis and rebuild our state, we must show our strength in numbers and vote for the future we want. When we represent together, we have power. Join us in voting to rebuild a California that finally works for all of us.
The first step towards voting is making sure you are registered in your state.
How do I vote?
Register To Vote
Register to vote by October 19th! You can check your voter registration and register to vote using the tools above.
In California, all active registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed out on October 5th. To check if your ballot has been mailed, use the vote-by-mail ballot tracker or contact your local county elections office. Drop off the vote-by-mail ballot at a drop-off center or mailbox. Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before 8:00pm on November 3rd.
Vote-by-mail ballot tracker:
You can track your ballot to see when it’s mailed, received, and counted by signing up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
If you’re voting in-person, vote early to beat the lines! Early voting begins on October 24th, and the last day to vote is November 3rd. To find your polling location and see where early voting is offered, visit sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place
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What are the important deadlines for this election?
October 5th – vote-by-mail ballots begin to get mailed out
October 19th – deadline to register to vote
October 24th – early in-person voting begins in some counties
November 3rd – last day to vote in-person, and last day to drop off vote-by-mail ballot (must be postmarked by 8pm)
How do I get a vote by mail ballot?
Due to Executive Order N-64-20, issued by Governor Newsom on May 8, 2020, all active registered voters in the state of California will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Voters can expect to receive their ballots in the mail beginning 29 days before the election.
When do I get my vote-by-mail ballot?
I haven’t received my vote-by-mail ballot yet. How do I check the status of its delivery?
You can track when your ballot was mailed and when to expect to receive it in your mailbox using WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
How do I mail in my ballot?
When should I mail in my ballot?
What should I do if I want to vote in person?
How do I vote if I don’t speak English?
I missed the deadline to register to vote. Can I still vote?
What’s at stake?
This election, we have the chance to rewrite our collective future so that all of us – not just a wealthy few – are able to thrive and take care of our loved ones. It’s up to us to choose a path forward that protects the health, safety, and economic well-being for all of us. The choices we make in this election will shape the future for our families. It’s time to represent together and vote for our future.
Racial and Economic Justice
YES on Prop 15: Schools and Communities First
YES on Prop 16: Opportunity For All
YES on Prop 21: Rent Control
NO on Prop 22: Gig Workers Classification
Building Our Democracy
YES on Prop 17: Free the Vote
YES on Prop 18: 17 Year Old Voting Rights
Criminal Justice Reform
NO on Prop 20: Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA
YES on Prop 25: Referendum on Bail Reform
Download our GOTV information pamphlets.
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Hmong Voter Guide
Khmer Voter Guide
Korean Voter Guide
Lao Voter Guide
Tagalog Voter Guide
Vietnamese Voter Guide
You’re all set, now go out and vote!
AAPIs For Civic Empowerment-Education Fund (AAPI FORCE-EF) is an alliance of community organizations serving Asian American and Pacific Islanders across the state of California. AAPI FORCE-EF builds organizers, organizations, and networks to form a far-reaching, powerful AAPI political bloc. We work on campaigns that center the needs of working-class Asian immigrant, refugee, and Pacific Islander families. We speak to voters in their own languages and empower young AAPI voters to mark their ballots. Together, we build the power necessary for progressive change in our communities.