California State Elections Division - CA Secretary of State

Address

1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-6814

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections.htm

Description:

Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

June 3, 2020

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing

1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contacts

Alex Padilla

Primary Contact

Secretary of State

elections@sos.ca.gov

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(916) 653-6814

Fax

(916) 653-3214

Accessibility:

Handicap Accessible

Description

Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8-5pm

Required Documents

None

Eligibility

None for many services, 18+ for voting

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Call for information

Languages

English

Service Area

California

Geography Served

    If a location is greyed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

  • California

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    916-653-6814
    Type:
    Main Number
    Name:
    Main Number
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TQ-1800.0500) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

    Hours

    Monday-Friday, 8-5pm

    Required Documents

    None

    Eligibility

    None for many services, 18+ for voting

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    Call for information

    Languages

    English

    Service Area

    California

    Geography Served

      If a location is greyed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

    • California

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      916-653-6814
      Type:
      Main Number
      Name:
      Main Number
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TQ-1800.1600) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

      Hours

      Monday-Friday, 8-5pm

      Required Documents

      None

      Eligibility

      None for many services, 18+ for voting

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call for information

      Languages

      English

      Service Area

      California

      Geography Served

        If a location is greyed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

      • California

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        916-653-6814
        Type:
        Main Number
        Name:
        Main Number
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TQ-1800) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

        Hours

        Monday-Friday, 8-5pm

        Required Documents

        None

        Eligibility

        None for many services, 18+ for voting

        Fees

        None

        Intake Procedure

        Call for information

        Languages

        English

        Service Area

        California

        Geography Served

          If a location is greyed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

        • California

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          916-653-6814
          Type:
          Main Number
          Name:
          Main Number
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FN-1500.2050) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

          Hours

          Monday-Friday, 8-5pm

          Required Documents

          None

          Eligibility

          None for many services, 18+ for voting

          Fees

          None

          Intake Procedure

          Call for information

          Languages

          English

          Service Area

          California

          Geography Served

            If a location is greyed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

          • California

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            916-653-6814
            Type:
            Main Number
            Name:
            Main Number
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TQ-1800.9000) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Provides information on ballot initiatives, candidate filing, and voter registration; certifies the official lists of candidates to determining which types of voting systems are acceptable for use in California; advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office, provides guidance on choosing acceptable candidate ballot designations, and determines the order of the candidates on the ballot; Elections Division tracks and certifies ballot initiatives. If a state measure goes on the ballot, the Elections Division has verified that it has met the requirements for placement, coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. Also has a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team that prints registration forms, encourages registration and voter turnout, and produces several voter information publications.

            Hours

            Monday-Friday, 8-5pm

            Required Documents

            None

            Eligibility

            None for many services, 18+ for voting

            Fees

            None

            Intake Procedure

            Call for information

            Languages

            English

            Service Area

            California

            Geography Served

              If a location is greyed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

            • California

              Telephone Numbers

              Number:
              916-653-6814
              Type:
              Main Number
              Name:
              Main Number
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TQ-1800.9500) and related services within the Service Tree.

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