Cast Your Vote

A Resource for the November 3, 2020 election.


Mail-In Voting | Voter Registration | Important Dates
Changes to Local Voting | Government Sites


What is a General Election?: These elections are generally the most influential because they affect politics, and thereby policy, on a local, state, and national level. This is an opportunity to cast your vote not only for the presidential election but also state representatives, and even local council members.


Mail-In Voting



All registered voters are set to receive a mail-in ballot, and you have the option to mail in your vote by following the instructions on the envelope provided. Once you have filled out the mail-in ballot, you have a few options to return it:

  1. You can mail it to the office of your county elections official on or before election day. You can find information about your county election official here. You can also find their office hours and phone number if you have questions!
  2. You can return your mail-in ballot to a polling location before polls close at 8:00 p.m. on election day.
  3. You can drop off your ballot in one of many county ballot boxes.
  4. You can have someone drop off the ballot on your behalf, as long as it’s properly marked on the envelope.

While all registered voters should automatically be eligible and receive a mail-in ballot, if you need a mail-in ballot and haven’t received one you can apply for one here as long as it’s at least seven days before the election.

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Voter Registration



If you still need to register to vote, you have until October 19th to complete your registration. You can do this online. If you’d prefer a paper application to register, you can pick them up at your county elections office or a local DMV. You can also contact Election Division Staff at (800)-345-VOTE(8683) or send them an email here in order to have one sent to you.

If you’re not sure if you’re already registered to vote, you can also check your voter status online to make sure that you’re ready for election day. Even if it’s already passed October 19th, there is also special same day voter registration available at county election offices, polling places, or voting centers. Additional information about same day voting will be available here in the near future.

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Important Dates



September 24th County Voter Information Guides begin to be sent out to voters.
October 5th Vote By Mail ballots are available.
October 19th Last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election
October 20th-November 3rd Conditional Voter Registration Period, for those that missed the regular voter registration period.
October 31st-November 2nd Voting Centers Open 3 days before election day, and any voter can go to any vote center throughout their county.
November 3rd Election Day, Polls open 7:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.

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Changes to Local Voting



The General Election to be held on November 3, 2020 will be the first time Simi Valley residents will vote for their City Council Member by district. Districts 1 and 3 will be up for election in 2020 and residents of Districts 2 and 4 will vote for their City Council representatives in 2022. Residents will still vote for a Mayor at-large every two years and the Mayoral seat will not be selected by District.

To assist residents in identifying which District they live in, and therefore, if they will be voting for a City Council Member seat in 2020, the City Clerk’s Office has created a tool at, which allows residents to enter their address information and the tool will populate their home’s location in the District in which they live.

For additional information, please contact Lucy Blanco, City Clerk, at (805) 583-6813 or visit the Find Your District tool.

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Government Sites



California Secretary of State Voter Registration Information : Further information about voter registration, who can vote, and resources about voting in different languages.

Secretary of State Voter Status : Allows you to check if you’re already registered to vote, and that your address and voter information is correct.

Ventura County Voting and Dropbox Locations : Locations of polling places for the November 3rd election as well as drop-off locations for mail-in ballots, by city.

Certified List of Candidates : The California Secretary of State’s official certified list of candidates, listing all of the candidates which will be up for vote in the November 3rd, 2020 election.

California Statewide Ballot Measures : A detailed list of all of the ballot measures which will be up for vote in the November 3rd, 2020 election.

County of Ventura Election Calendar : A list of important election dates for Ventura County.

Presidential Election Process : An in-depth guide of the presidential election process as a whole, including an explanation of primaries, caucuses, and the electoral college.

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This page is created for informational purposes by the Simi Valley Public Library to act as a resource for those seeking more information about the November 3rd, 2020 election. The information is compiled from official sources whether it be the Secretary of State or Ventura Registrar of Voters, and is not meant to endorse any specific candidate or proposition.

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Last Updated: September 15th, 2020

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