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Election Day: Where And When To Vote

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Election Day polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th.  

Find your polling place in Monterey County.

Find your polling place in Santa Cruz County.

If you still have your vote-by-mail ballot, you have until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday to return it. Voters can return it to any polling place or elections office. They can also place it in a drop box. Click here for a list of drop-off locations. If you’re going to mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 6th.

For those who missed the October 22nd deadline to register to vote, it’s not too late. People can register and vote through California’s new Conditional Voter Registration process up until 8:00 p.m. on Election Night. Conditional Voter Registration is only available at each county’s elections offices. Votes are counted after an elections official verifies the registration.  

You can find KAZU's Election coverage here.  


Krista joined KAZU in 2007. She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience. Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association. Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa. Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.