Every election season, the Arab American Civic Council is involved in nonpartisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts through a series of initiatives to increase Arab American voter registration and engagement. This long-term civic engagement program encourages Arab Americans to participate more in their communities, and make their voices heard.
Where and How to Vote
Contact your county elections office, or call the Secretary of State’s toll-free voter hotline at (800) 345-8683 to find your polling place. The address of your polling place can also be found on the back page of the county Voter Information Guide that your county elections office mailed to you.
What should I bring?
In most cases, California voters are not required to show identification at their polling place. However, it is a good idea to bring identification with you when you vote for the first time. A poll worker may ask to see your identification if you mailed your voter registration application and did not include your driver license number, California identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. A copy of a recent utility bill, the county Voter Information Guide you received from your county elections office, or another document sent to you by a government agency are examples of acceptable forms of identification. Other examples include your passport, driver license, official California identification card, or student identification card. For more information on identification to use when you vote for the first time check the complete list or call the Secretary of State’s toll-free voter hotline at (800) 345-8683.
Vote by mail. How do I get a ballot?
Fill a California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application, print, sign, and mail to your county elections office. You may also contact your county elections office to see if your county allows you to apply by telephone.
When is the last day to return Vote-By-Mail Ballot? Vote-By-Mail Ballots must be personally delivered no later than the close of polls at 8:00 PM on Election Day, or mailed and postmarked on, or before, Election Day, and received by your county elections office no later than 3 days after Election Day.
June 5th Primary Election Facts!
- May 21 – Last Day to register to vote to be eligible to vote on June 5th in California! Click here to register now!
- May 29 – Last day to sign up to vote by mail
- If you’re currently signed up to vote by mail, you should have already received your ballot
- Early Voting – Open from May 7th to June 4th.
- Early Voting Locations
- Verify Voter Registration Status:
- Find your polling place:
- It is illegal for anyone to deter you from voting on June 5th.
Employers in California are legally required to give you up to 2 hours of paid time off to fulfill your civic responsibility. So please take advantage and vote.