Your Voice, Your Choice

The California Voter’s Choice Act became law in 2016 and was enacted to make voting more convenient and accessible for all voters. Currently 74% of Calaveras County voters vote by mail. With the Voter’s Choice Act, every registered voter will receive a vote by mail ballot.  This gives each voter the option to return their ballot by mail, at a vote center, or ballot drop box location. Voters also have the ability to vote in-person or receive assistance at any vote center in the county.  Two vote centers in the county will be open 10 days prior to Election Day allowing voters to vote on a day that fits into their busy schedules. The list below details some of the other conveniences of adopting the Voter’s Choice Act.

 

  • You choose how to vote: through the mail, ballot drop location, or in-person vote center.
     
  • You choose when to vote: you now have 11 days (including Election Day) to vote at one of two locations in Calaveras County, another two locations will be open for voting 4 days (including Election Day). Each vote center will be open 8 hours, 8am-4pm and 13 hours on Election Day, 7am-8pm.  
       
  • You can vote at any vote center in the County: you are not limited to only one location.  
     
  • Get the support you need: Vote Center staff will be there to help you have a great voting experience, including providing access to Spanish language translators, helping those with disabilities and updating your registration if needed.

 

Public Outreach Materials:

Elections Administration Plan

As part of the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act, the Calaveras County Registrar of Voters has prepared the Election Administration Plan in coordination with the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee & Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC/LAAC) and it is in the beginning stages of public comment. Once the comment period ends and amendments are made, it will be submitted to the Secretary of State for review and acceptance. To see a copy of the plans click one of the links below.

 

Gathering Public Input

Public Meetings

The County is interested in collaborating with the community to gather input on vote center placement. All meetings are designed to help shape the future of voting in the County. Below is a listing of the scheduled dates and times of meetings. All meetings will be held in the Cheseborough Room at the San Andreas Library at 1299 Gold Hunter Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249.

 

  • August 23, 2019 - 1 pm Public Meeting about draft EAP
  • August 23, 2019 - 3 pm Public Consultation Meeting with representatives, and advocates from the Spanish language community
  • August 26, 2019 - 1 pm Public Consultation Meeting with representatives and advocates from the disability community
  • September 13, 2019 -  Public Hearing (time pending)
     

 

Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) & Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)

The County Registrar of Voters established a joint VAAC & LAAC in 2017 to assist and advise on existing programs to reach out to voters with language, and accessibility concerns. The citizen advisory committee helps by making recommendations for improving access to voting and election materials. Ensuring that all voters of Calaveras County can vote independently and privately.

Please call the Elections Office at (209) 754-6376 or Email US with any questions or comments.

What is a Vote Center?

Think of a vote center as your one-stop location for all things related to voting. You’ll be able to vote at any vote center in the County. See the list of the anticipated locations of vote centers and the days and times voting will be available. You can print a map of the Vote Centers using the link below.*

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Vote Center Locations

San Andreas - Government Center

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249

 

Voting will be open the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 2/22/20 - Monday 3/2/20 from 8 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7 am - 8 pm

Valley Springs - Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Hall

300 Daphne Street

Valley Springs, CA 95252

 

Voting will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 2/29/20 - Monday 3/2/20 from 8 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7 am - 8 pm

Mokelumne Hill - Mokelumne Hill Town Hall

8283 Main Street

Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

 

Voting will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 2/29/20 - Monday 3/2/20 from 8 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7 am - 8 pm

Angels Camp - Mark Twain Union Elementary School District Office

981 Tuolumne Ave

Angels Camp, CA 95222

 

Voting will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 2/29/20 - Monday 3/2/20 from 8 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7 am - 8 pm

What is a Ballot Drop Box Location?

Every registered voter in the County will be mailed a ballot starting 29 days before Election Day. There will be three ballot drop box locations open during this time. Below is a list of anticipated ballot drop box locations and the days and times they will be open.*

Drop Box Locations

San Andreas - Government Center - Exterior

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249

 

Drop box will be open the following dates and times:

  • Starting Monday 2/3/20 7 days a week 24 hours per day
  • Closes Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day at 8 pm

Valley Springs - Senders Market

72 Highway 26

Valley Springs, CA 95252

 

Drop box will be open the following dates and times:

  • Starting Monday 2/3/20 M-Sat 7am - 7pm, Sun 8am - 6pm
  • Closes Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day at 8pm

Angels Camp - SaveMart Supermarket

260 S. Main Street

Angels Camp, CA 95222

 

Drop box will be open the following dates and times:

  • Starting Monday 2/3/20 7 days a week 6am - 11 pm
  • Closes Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day at 8 pm

Extra Services

On Election Day Calaveras County will be offering three additional sites where voters in rural areas can drop off their ballots and ask questions. These locations are called Ballot Assistance Sites. These sites will be open on Election Day, 7am-8pm. Below is a listing of anticipated locations.*

Extra Services Locations

Copperopolis Library - Lake Tulloch Plaza

3505 Spangler Lane, Suite 106

Copperopolis, CA 95228

 

Voting will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7am - 8pm

Arnold Library

1065 Blagen Road

Arnold, CA 95223

 

Voting will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7am - 8pm

West Point VFW

202 Spink Road

West Point, CA 95255

 

Voting will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 3/3/20 Election Day from 7am - 8pm

 

BoaCrd of Supervisors

 

Crossover Voting

 

  What is Crossover Voting?

In a Presidential Primary, if you are registered to vote with a political party, you will receive a ballot that contains Presidential candidates for that party only.  Voter's who have indicated “No Party Preference/Other/Unknown” on your voter registration are automatically mailed an official ballot before every election in which you are eligible to vote.

Under California Law, qualified political parties may allow registered voters with “No Party Preference” to “crossover” and vote in their parties. Please note that if you choose to request a crossover ballot, it will not change your party preference.

For the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, the political parties that have allowed “crossover” voting are listed below:

American Independent Party

Democratic Party

Libertarian Party

What to do next:

  1. If you do not wish to request a “crossover” ballot, no action is required. A “Nonpartisan” ballot will be mailed to you automatically. The nonpartisan ballot will not list party contests such as President of the United States.
  2. To request a “crossover” ballot, email or call us with your party selection, and include your full name and address. Call toll free at (833)-536-8683, or email us at electionsweb@co.calaveras.ca.us.
  3. To vote for a Presidential candidate of a party not listed for crossover voting, you must first submit a new voter registration application, selecting the party preference of your choice. To check your status visit: https://elections.calaverasgov.us/Voter-Services/Registering-to-Vote.  Or you can update your registration here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/.

For more information about voting in the upcoming presidential election, please visit the Secretary of State's website: How to Vote for U.S. President​.​ 

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*Locations listed have not been finalized. These are the proposed locations, if after public comment and the finalization of the County’s Election Administration Plan these locations change, this page will be updated.

Disclaimer: The information contained in these pages was valid at the time of publication. The County Clerk / Recorder / Registrar of Voters reserves the right to modify, update, change or make improvements at any time, without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.