How to Track Your California Primary Election Ballot
Whether you're waiting to receive your mail-in ballot or wondering what happened after it was signed, sealed and delivered, a tool available to all California voters can help you track its location.
All of California's 22 million registered voters can sign up for the state’s ballot tracking service.
BallotTrax will send users automated notifications about the location of vote-by-mail ballots from the time it's on the way to a residence to the time it's accounted for at the county elections office.
The tracker was rolled out after a 2018 bill that require the California Secretary of State to provide a tracking service to county elections offices.
It was expanded statewide after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring vote-by-mail ballots be sent to all California voters to avoid large gatherings at polling places during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Carolina and George also offer BallotTrax statewide. Other states, like Oregon, Arizona and Florida, use the service in some counties.
Remember to sign the ballot and the envelope provided by your county elections office before returning.
If your ballot arrives 17 days after the election, but you cast it no later than Election Day, your vote still counts