Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Vote Center?
Vote Centers have replaced traditional polling places.
Traditional polling places only issued one ballot type at each location. Now voters can go to any Vote Center in Ventura County and receive their ballot. The services available at Vote Centers are listed below.
Services Available at Vote Centers:
- Early voting
- Vote By Mail ballot drop-off
- Replacement Vote By Mail ballots
- Same day registration
- Accessible ballot marking devices
- Language assistance
- Curbside voting
Where do I vote?
Locations change from election to election based on facility availability. Check for your nearest Vote Center Location by referring to your Voter Information Guide or the following list: VOTE CENTER LOCATIONS
When can I vote?
Vote Centers will be open on May 28, 2022, through Election Day, June 7, 2022.
|May 28, 2022 – June 3, 2022||10 Vote Centers Open
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|June 4, 2022 – June 6, 2022||51 Vote Centers Open
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
June 7, 2022
|51 Vote Centers Open
7:00AM – 8:00PM
If you prefer voting in person, we strongly recommend that you bring your Vote By Mail ballot and return envelope with you to the Vote Center. This will save you time and keep the line moving quickly for those who lost or never received their ballot in the mail. The ballot you receive in the mail is identical to the ballot issued at any Vote Center.
Accessible Ballot Marking Device
Accessible ballot marking devices are available at all Vote Centers. Each accessible ballot marking device features audio in English and Spanish, large print, and a hand-held audio-tactile interface (ATI) to help navigate and mark the ballot. A paper ballot is then printed, and the voter will cast their ballot into the ballot box.
Personal Assistive Devices
The accessible ballot marking device allows voters to connect a personal assistive device, such as a Rocker Paddle or Sip/Puff device, to help navigate and mark the ballot.
Voters can request to vote curbside from their car. This option allows voters to park as close as possible to the Vote Center location. A Vote Center Election Worker will bring a Ballot Request Form for the voter to sign. The Election Worker will provide all the resources necessary for the voter to fill out their ballot. For more information, please contact our office at (805) 654-2664.
Staff at the Vote Center Locations are available to assist voters in marking or reading the ballot as needed. The county will use the Secretary of State’s Telephone Interpreter Services vendor as an alternative method of language assistance that Election Workers can use to call and speak with a live interpreter. Additionally, the accessible ballot marking device contains ballot content and audio in English and Spanish.
What is a provisional ballot?
A provisional ballot is a regular ballot that is placed in a special envelope prior to being put into the ballot box. This is used as a safeguard against duplicate voting.
Who casts a provisional ballot?
Provisional ballots are ballots cast by voters who:
- Believe they are registered to vote even though their names are not on the official voter registration list at the Vote Center.
- Vote by mail and instead want to vote at their Vote Center, but they did not receive their vote by mail ballot or did not have their ballot with them (and the elections official is unable to verify that they have not returned their vote by mail ballot).
What happens after you cast a provisional ballot?
Your provisional ballot will be counted after elections officials have confirmed that you are registered to vote in Ventura County, and you did not already vote in the election.