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Elections & Voting

Make a Plan to Vote / Haga un plan para votar


How to return your ballot:

  • Drop Box - there are ballot drop boxes available throughout the county.
  • Deliver in person - County Elections, City Clerk offices or any in-person voting location.
  • Mail it - ballot needs to be postmarked by the published deadline.

Vote early at these locations:

  • Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections:  701 Ocean St., Rm 310, Santa Cruz
  • Watsonville City Clerk's Office:  275 Main St., 4th Floor (6th Floor of parking garage), Watsonville

Vote in-person at these voting locations

  • Hours/Dates will be updated in advance of the election.

Ballot Information Sources


Research Centers

Fact-Checking Resources

  • - checks  the factual accuracy of statements
  • Chequado - chequea los dichos en el discurso público y los clasifican de "verdadero" o "falso"
  • Politifact - researches statements and rate their accuracy on the Truth-O-Meter
  • Snopes - researches rumors & hoaxes
  • Explainers - covers the big issues in California
  • Glass House - California Legislator Tracker

Voting Rights

  • Let Me Vote - a guide to voting for people with a criminal conviction