Our Vote. Our Power.
In California, Latinas comprise approximately 20% of the population, accounting for nearly 39% of all women in the State. Data shows that California Latinas are more likely to turn out to vote than their male counterparts, with 68% of registered Latinas showing out to vote in the 2020 general election.
Latinas’ lived experiences, family and community needs are motivating factors for our civic participation. That’s why we are agents of change and have powerful influence in our homes, places of work, and communities.
This resource hub includes important deadlines, links, and resources to make sure you are ready to activate your voting super-powers this Election Season!
What's on the March 5th Ballot?
In the upcoming Presidential primary election, Californians will play a pivotal role in deciding which candidates will run for President in November as well as cast a vote for key representatives at the federal, state, and local level. The contest for the next U.S. Senator, aiming to fill the seat previously held by Sen. Laphonza Butler, who served as a temporary replacement appointed by Governor Newsom, is among the key decisions voters will make.
Additionally, Californians will have the opportunity to cast their votes for local candidates in their school districts, county and city offices as well as 52 congressional races, 80 state Assembly races, and 20 state Senate races. Beyond these individual races, there is one statewide measure on the ballot that transforms our behavioral healthcare system to support our highest needs Californians – Proposition 1. HOPE is in support of Proposition 1.
Key March 5 Election Dates
Vote by Mail Ballots Sent
County elections officials will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots on or before this date. If you’re mailing in your ballot, ballots must be postmarked by March 5 and received by your county elections office by March 12.
Ballot drop-off locations open
Find Vote Centers and Ballot Drop-off Locations near you.
Voter Registration Deadline!
This is the last day you can register to vote online.
Vote centers open for early in-person voting
Vote centers open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties.
Polls are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.