By Heidi Rand and Ann Daniels

Deadline: NOW & until November 3 –

Are you ready for a new President? We said: ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW PRESIDENT?

The General Election – also known as the Presidential Election, although there’s lots more on the ballot – is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. That’s the last day in California to vote in person or to return or mail a Vote By Mail (VBM) ballot. 

How / When / Where to vote:

For all info, including step-by-step instructions on how to vote in California, visit Indivisible East Bay members can also learn about our counties’ election processes, including different ways to vote and much more, at these links: Alameda County and Contra Costa County.  

Registration questions in California? Visit to:

  • Check your registration
  • Learn deadlines to register online or in person 
  • Register online now, pre-register or update your voter registration

Valuable resources for California voters:

Valuable resources for voters everywhere – pass it on:

  • has lots of info and an easy-to-recall url to tell friends.
  • Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote, including voter helplines in several languages. 
  • When We All Vote’s goal is to make sure all eligible voters are registered and ready to vote. They work with Rock The Vote to give specific info about local elections and more.
  • Indivisible has joined with TurboVote to help you sign up to get election reminders, register to vote, apply for your absentee ballot, etc.
  • This article has info about tracking your ballot in other states. Most states allow it statewide, in a few it depends on the county.
  • The League of Women Voters’ Education Fund gives personalized voter info, voting guides, and more.
  • Visit Ballotpedia’s 2020 election webpage.
  • The National Association of Secretaries of States’ website helps eligible voters figure out how and where to vote.

2020 Election ballot drop box, photo by George McRae

Heidi Rand fights the evil empire with skills gained as a Ninth Circuit staff attorney and civil rights lawyer, using words to resist, and to inform and inspire others to take action. She also wields a mean camera and knitting needles, though not at the same time.

Ann G. Daniels’ checkered professional background includes practicing law, reproductive rights advocacy, creating web content for nonprofits and educational organizations, and teaching adult and family literacy. She also designs jewelry, teaches knitting, and sings second soprano.


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