The Voter's Choice Act

The California Voter's Choice Act was passed in 2016 to make voting easier and more convenient.  With Napa County at over 90% Vote-By-Mail, participating in the Voter's Choice Act was a logical choice. 

How does the Voter's Choice Act work?

  • All voters are mailed a ballot 29 days before the election
  • Voters can return their ballot 1 of 3 ways:
    • By Mail
    • In an Official Ballot Drop Box
    • At a Vote Center

What is a Vote Center?

  • A Vote Center is a mini elections office. At a Vote Center, you can:
    • Cast a ballot
    • Use an accessible voting machine
    • Request a replacement ballot
    • Register/Re-register to vote
    • Drop off a voted ballot
    • Receive assistance in another language
  • Two Vote Centers will open 10 days before Election Day
  • An additional six Vote Centers will open 3 days before Election Day
  • All Vote Centers will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ballot Drop Boxes

  • In addition to returning a ballot by mail, voters will now have the option to drop their ballot in a secure ballot drop box
  • 7 Official Ballot Drop Boxes will be located throughout the county 28 days before the election
  • All Official Ballot Drop Box will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

More information about the Voter's Choice Act can be found on the Secretary of State's website.