California Census

Why is it important?

Every 10 years, the census counts EVERYONE living in the U.S. - regardless of age, race/ethnicity or citizenship status.

Being counted helps ensure the best possible future for yourself, your children and your family.

It influences how much money your community will get for important things like schools, hospitals, affordable housing and job programs.

Representation is based on population. The census directly affects how many elected officials your community will send to Washington D.C.

The Census is Safe and Easy

Your information is private. It is illegal for anyone to share it and there are laws against it.

The Census Bureau can only use your response to create information about the general population including the number of people that live in your city and statistics based on age, gender, and race.

You can complete the census by mail, phone, or online. A postcard will be mailed out in March of 2020 with more information on how to fill out the census.

There is no citizenship question.

Everyone means EVERY ONE

Children 0-5 are the most under-counted population. By counting them, you are doing your part to create a better future for your family and your community.

The census helps decide how much money your county will get for:

• Schools
• Child Care
• Meal Programs
• Affordable Housing

It is important that you count everyone living with you on your census form, no matter their age or citizenship status. If they live in your household, they count!


Presidential Election 2020

Why is it important?

Our ancestors fought for our right to vote - an opportunity that is not available everywhere.

When you vote, you exercise your right to select a leader that shares the same values as you and your family.

Now more than ever, it’s important to have your voice heard in this upcoming Presidential Primary election.

Every vote counts and yours can make a difference.

Register to Vote

California General Election

November 3, 2020

Early Voting: (Dates Vary by Locality)

Contact your local election office

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Online by Tue October 20, 2020
  • Postmarked by Tue October 20, 2020
  • Conditional Registration Begins on Wed October 21, 2020

    Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:

    Received by Tue October 27, 2020

    Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:

    Hand Delivered by Tue November 3, 2020 8:00PM PST

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