Advice to voters
The California Voter Foundation suggests some ways voters can ensure their ballots are counted:
1 Verify your registration status and voter address at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. Update your registration if you’ve moved or changed your name.
1 Sign up for Ballottrax at Wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov to see if your ballot has been counted.
1 Don’t mix up your ballot envelope with other voters’ envelopes, since there is an individual identification code on each envelope.
1 Remember to sign and date your ballot envelope before returning it.
1 If you’re unsure what your registration signature looks like, check your driver’s license or state identification card. If you registered online or at the DMV, that’s the signature on file with the county election office.
1 Mailing a ballot on election day doesn’t guarantee it will be postmarked by election day. If you’re voting close to election day, return your ballot in person to a drop-off location, a polling place or the county election office.