The Santa Cruz County Elections Department is located at 701 Ocean St, Room 310, Santa Cruz. The office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Phone 831-454-2060 for more information.
Register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov by October 24. You’ll need your California driver’s license or ID card, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. You can request a Voter Registration Card be mailed to you by calling the Elections office at 831-454-2060. Visit votescount.com to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.
September 29 – October 10: Voter Information Guides have been mailed to all registered voters.
October 10: Vote-by-Mail ballots have been mailed to all registered voters.
October 10: Ballot dropoff locations are open
Aptos – Resurrection Church, 7600 Soquel Dr
Aptos – Polo Grounds, 2255 Huntington Dr
Aptos – Cabrillo College parking lot by football stadium, 3732 Cabrillo College Dr
Ben Lomond – Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9
Boulder Creek – Boulder Creek Community Church, 12465 Hwy 9
Capitola – City Hall parking lot, 420 Capitola Ave
Capitola – Shopping Mall parking lot near entrance on Capitola Road 1855 41st Ave
Capitola – Public Library, 2005 Wharf Rd
Felton – Covered Bridge Park parking lot, Mt. Hermon/Graham Hill Rd
Los Gatos – Summit Store, 24197 Summit Rd
Santa Cruz – County Gov. Center parking lot directly in front of the County Building, 701 Ocean St
Santa Cruz – Parking lot 16 next to the Public Library, 212 Church St
Santa Cruz – UCSC Quarry Plaza: walk up
Scotts Valley – City Hall parking lot, 1 Civic Center Dr
Watsonville – Parking Lot 14, 316 Rodriguez St
Watsonville – County Health Center parking lot, 1430 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville – Corralitos Community Center parking lot, 35 Browns Valley Rd
You may also drop off your ballot inside at one of the locations below or authorize someone you trust to return it.
- County Elections: 701 Ocean St., Room 310, Santa Cruz
- Santa Cruz City Clerk: 809 Center St., Santa Cruz
- Capitola City Clerk: 420 Capitola Ave., Capitola
- Watsonville City Clerk: 275 Main St., 4th Floor, Watsonville
October 10: In Person Voting Locations are open:
Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections, 701 Ocean St., Room 310
Watsonville – Watsonville City Clerk’s Office, 275 Main St., 4th Floor
October 24: Last day to register to vote in the general election.
October 25 to November 8: Same day voter registration – voters may register and vote a provisional ballot during the 14 days prior to the November 8 election.
October 29 to November 8: These additional polling locations will be open.
Aptos – Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd
Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, 5200 Soquel Ave
Scotts Valley – Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Rd
November 5 to November 8: These additional polling locations will be open.
Aptos – St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Dr
Boulder Creek – Boulder Creek Fire Station, 13230 Highway 9
Capitola – New Brighton Middle School, 250 Washburn Ave
Felton – Zayante Fire Department, 7700 E Zayante Rd
Santa Cruz – Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Rd
Santa Cruz – Depot Park, 119 Center St
Santa Cruz – Masonic Center, 828 N. Branciforte Ave
Santa Cruz – UCSC Stevenson Event Center, 520 Cowell-Stevenson Rd
Scotts Valley – Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Dr
Soquel – Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Rd
Watsonville – La Selva Beach Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave
Watsonville – Pajaro Valley Community Trust, 85 Nielson St
Watsonville – Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave
November 8: Election day polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.