Your vote matters and so does your voice!

Only 54 percent of women in California are registered to vote (which is in the bottom third of U.S. states) and of that group only 45 percent turned out to vote in the 2016 election.

Register to vote and show the world you’re committed to voting!

  1. Register to vote!

    1. Determine if your state allows same-day voter registration at the polls

  2. Review the Voting Policies in your state

  3. Verify your Voter Registration, by state

  4. Find your Polling Place and polling hours

  5. Check the Voter ID laws per state (ID only required for new voters in CA)

  6. If there is a problem with your voter registration, you can legally request a Provisional Ballot at your polling station the day of the election. Provisional ballots will be counted once you’re eligibility has been confirmed, and it’s been confirmed that you haven’t already voted elsewhere.

  7. If you have any problem voting, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) from your polling place to get immediate help so your vote is properly cast and counted. (for other languages, see complete list below). Then report the problem to Trust The Vote which is mapping all voting problems to look for patterns so local reporters can investigate them.

  8. Absentee Ballot: if you miss the MAIL IN deadline just drop it off at any polling place on election day

  9. Need a ride to the polls? Locate one via Carpool Vote or call their interactive voice response service at 804-424-5335.

  10. If there is a long line when you arrive, do not leave, the polls have to stay open until you complete your vote if you arrive before the official close at 8pm.

San Francisco

Register To Vote

If you are not yet registered in San Francisco by the deadline: 

If you are currently registered in San Francisco: 

  • Re-register to vote to update your political party preference, name, or signature on file with the Department. The deadline to update your registration record is 15 days before an election

  • Verify you are currently registered to vote in San Francisco

  • Vote Early, in person, before Nov 6 in City Hall (Room 48) to avoid the lines

  • Find your Polling Place

  • Remember, if there is a problem with your voter registration, or you go to the wrong polling location, you can request a Provisional Ballot at your polling location. Provisional ballots will be counted once you’re eligibility has been confirmed, and it’s been confirmed that you haven’t already voted elsewhere.

  • After you have voted, you can track your ballot

San Jose

  • San Jose election information

  • Verify you are currently registered to vote in Santa Clara county

  • Voter Policy information for CA

  • Remember, if there is a problem with your voter registration, or you go to the wrong polling location, you can request a Provisional Ballot at your polling location. Provisional ballots will be counted once you’re eligibility has been confirmed, and it’s been confirmed that you haven’t already voted elsewhere.

California Secretary of State

Federal Election

 Election Protection Vote Hotlines

If you are denied a provisional ballot—or you have other voting problems, call:

  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English language hotline

  • 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish language hotline

  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog hotline

  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) – Arabic language hotline

Hear Our Vote Campaign Goals

Last year, the Women’s March broke records across the nation as droves of Americans came together to mark the beginning of a national movement. This year, Women’s March Bay Area takes to the streets once more to fight for women's rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, 2018.

  1. Voter Registration

  2. Voter Turnout

  3. Local Organization

  4. Increasing women in office, especially women of color