Elections & Voter Information
Voting in the March 3rd Election is Easier than Ever in Gilroy!
It’s Election Day every day between February 22nd and March 3rd . Everyone will get a ballot that they can return postage-paid by mail, or you can place it in one of 99 conveniently located and secure drop-boxes. There’s one here right outside of City Hall and we have one at our Gilroy Library.
Voters who prefer to vote in person can do so at any of the more than 110 Vote Centers throughout Santa Clara County – some are open for up to 11 days.
Vote Centers in Gilroy:
Gilroy Grass Farm, 11155 Lena Avenue (open Feb 22-Mar 3rd)
Gilroy Police Department Community Room (open Feb 29-Mar 3rd)
First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Avenue (open Feb 29-Mar 3rd)
Learn more www.sccvote.org/voterschoice
The Gilroy City Clerk's Office is your resource for local election information. Here are resources for election races and information to help you register to vote, find your polling place and lookup election results.
Check Your Voter Registration Status - Party Registration Errors Through the DMV
After the 2018 statewide rollout of automatic voter registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles, some voters may have inadvertently had their party registration changed. Voters wishing to check their registration status may do so online under the “Register to Vote” tab at www.sccvote.org. Re-registration may be completed online at registertovote.ca.gov. Regular registration for the March primary ends February 18, 2020.
VOTER’S CHOICE ACT MODEL IS INSTITUTED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY FOR MARCH 2020 ELECTION
All Voters Will Receive Vote by Mail Ballots - New Model Offers More Voter Conveniences
The Voter’s Choice Act will allow the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters to join five other California counties that successfully piloted the program in 2018 to offer voters more voting conveniences.
The implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act will take effect beginning with the Presidential Primary Election, March 2020. This new model of voting means that all voters will be mailed a ballot prior to Election Day. After marking their ballot, voters will have the choice of returning their postage pre-paid ballot by mail, or dropping their ballot in a ballot drop box anywhere throughout the county, or visiting any Vote Center within the county.
Vote Centers – will replace traditional polling places to offer an array of services, such as receiving a replacement ballot, receiving assistance or voting materials in multiple languages, voting using an accessible voting machine, dropping off a vote-by-mail ballot, registering to vote, or updating a voter registration. Vote Centers also allow a voter to cast their ballot at a location that is convenient to them, meaning there is no longer a wrong place to vote, which has the added benefit of reducing the number of provisional ballots issued and cast.
Creation of an Election Administration Plan is in the works, and will include a Public Outreach Plan, a Voter Education Plan and many other details necessary for the successful implementation of the Vote Center model. Gilroy’s Early Voting Center will be located at the Willey House, 140 Fifth Street.
For more information, contact the Gilroy City Clerk’s Office (408) 846-0204 or email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office at (408) 299-8683, or visit www.sccvote.org.
To register to vote in Gilroy, or to update your voter registration address, party affiliation or for a name change, pick up a voter registration card in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, at the Gilroy Library or at the Gilroy Post Office.
Register to vote online through the California Secretary of State's Office online registration portal.
Update your voter registration in Santa Clara Co.
Complete a Voter Action Request Form if you are already registered to vote in Santa Clara County and you want to...
- Change your address (if you moved within Santa Clara County) or mailing address
- Change your language preference (English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, and Korean)
- Change your Permanent Vote by Mail status
- Correct misspellings or other errors in your registration information
- Cancel your voter registration
- Cancel the voter registration of a deceased member of your family or household