2022 Election

November 8 - Your Vote Counts

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About this Election

Important Dates

  • October 10, 2022
    No later than this date, county elections officials shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot
  • October 10 through November 7, 2022
    Early Voting sites are open
  • October 10 through November 8, 2022
    By this date, all counties shall open ballot drop-off locations for vote-by-mail ballots
    Find a ballot drop-off location
  • October 24, 2022
    Last day to register to vote for the general election. To check your voter registration status visit MyVoterStatus
  • October 25 through November 8, 2022
    Same Day Registration available. Voters can "conditionally" register and vote a provisional ballot during this time
  • October 29, 2022
    Counties that are part of the Voter's Choice Act will open Vote Centers
  • November 8, 2022
    Election Day: Polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • November 8, 2022 8:00 p.m.
    Election Results Returns, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The county elections official shall conduct the semifinal official canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State at least every two hours until completed
  • November 15, 2022
    Vote by Mail ballot deadline to be delivered by the United States Postal Service as long as the vote-by-mail ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day
  • December 8, 2022
    Last day for county elections officials to certify election results

Vote Centers

At vote centers, voters will have the freedom to cast a ballot in-person at any vote center in their county instead of being tied to a single polling location. Vote centers look and feel like polling places, but provide additional modern features to make voting easy and convenient. 

At any vote center in a participating county, a voter may:

  • Vote in-person
  • Drop off their ballot
  • Get a replacement ballot
  • Vote using an accessible voting machine
  • Get help and voting material in multiple languages
  • Register to vote or update their voter registration

UCI Vote Centers

Newkirk Alumni Center Conference Room
450 Mesa Road
Free parking in Lot 14 in assigned spaces

University Hills Community Center
1083 California Avenue, at the corner of Gabrielino Drive


  • Saturday, November 5 through Monday, November 7: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 8: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

UCI vote center location

UCI Ballot Drop Box

Located at the corner of Campus Drive and West Peltason Drive, near the old bike repair shop.

Vote-by-Mail Ballots

Every registered voter in participating counties would be delivered a ballot 28 days before Election Day.

Voters will have three ways to return their ballot:

  1. Mail the ballot;
  2. Drop the ballot in a secure county ballot drop box; or
  3. Visit any vote center in the county.
My Voter Status
california choices .org
Register to vote