Voter's Choice Act

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Your New Voting Experience is Here

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is modernizing voting and providing voters with greater flexibility and convenience.

What's changing?​

Starting with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:

  1. Every registered voter will receive a Vote By Mail ballot starting 29 days before Election Day
  2. Voters can vote at any of the Vote Centers in Santa Clara County
  3. Approximately 100 Vote Centers will be open for 4 days, including Election Day
  4. Vote Centers will offer more space, additional services and new enhanced voting equipment​

VOTERS w​​ill have more options an​d will get to choose WHEN, WHERE, and HOW to vote​!

Click on our digital flip book​ for a complete guide to Voter's Choice and what it means for you​​​.


So, what are the options?


  • Mail your ballot in a postage-paid return envelope​

  • Place your ballot in an Official Ballot Drop Box

  • Return your ballot to any Vote Cente​r​​



  • When: Vote any day during election week (October 23 -  November 2, 2021)

  • Where: Visit any of the Vote Centers located throughout the County

  • How: Vote a paper ballot or on a new voting machine

*The Registrar o​f Voters' main office will be open for early voting 29 days before Election Day.

Voter's Choice Act Implementation

The Voter's Choice Act is a new law passed by the California State Legislature in 2016. The VCA was implemented successfully in San Mateo, Sacramento, Napa, Nevada and Madera Counties during the 2018 Elections. Two of the largest Counties in California, Los Angeles and Orange, have also signed on to the VCA model for the 2020 Elections.

For more information, please call toll free: (866) 430-VOTE (8683) or email: [email protected]


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