African American Voter Registration, Education, & Participation Project

Increasing African American and urban voter registration, education, and participation through outreach to targeted communities in California. We've registered over 200,000 voters and counting since 2002!

Early Voting Has Started!

Lots of factors prohibit folks from being able to vote on election day. Can’t find a babysitter, have to work late, or can’t find a ride just to name a few. But, this election is too important to let ANYTHING stop you from voting!

Starting today you can VOTE EARLY!

All California voters have the right to vote by mail.

If you have already signed up to get your ballot in the mail, you should watch for it this week in your mailbox. County elections officials have begun mailing vote-by-mail ballots. Ballots have already been mailed to military and overseas voters.

If you want you’d like to vote-by-mail, any registered voter may request a ballot by using the application printed on the back of the sample ballot booklet mailed to you, or print this application and mail it back, or apply online. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is October 30th.

To register online to vote-by-mail:

 1) Click here to visit the Secretary of State’s Online Registration page.
 2) Complete the online form as if you were registering to vote.
 3) Make sure you check yes for the question “Would you like to receive a vote-by-mail ballot in all elections?”

Once you have filled out your ballot at home, you can cast your vote by dropping it in the mail, dropping it off at any polling place within the your county, or vote in person at county elections offices. (Click here to find your polling place or click here to find your local elections office.) Whichever way you choose to return your ballot, it has to be received by 8:00pm on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.

For more information on voting by mail, click here, to visit the CA Secretary of State’s website.