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Posted on: October 21, 2020

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Voting FAQs

  1. Where do I turn in my vote-by-mail ballot?  Vote-by-mail ballots can be turned in through the mail, dropped off at an Official Ballot Box, or starting October 31 they can be dropped off in-person at a Vote Center.
  2. If I vote by a vote-by-mail ballot can I also vote in-person at a Vote Center, and will my vote be counted twice?  No.   Only one ballot can be cast per registered voter.  The Registrar of Voters will count the first ballot cast.
  3. How can I tell if my ballot has been received and my vote has been counted?  You can sign up to track your ballot at
  4. Where and when can I vote in-person?  In-person voting will be available beginning October 31, 2020, through November 3, 2020, at the following locations:
    1. Gilroy Police Department Community Room located at 7301 Hanna Street
    2. Gilroy’s First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall located at 8455 Wren Avenue
    3. Gilroy Elks Lodge #1567 located at 2765 Hecker Pass Highway
  5. What do I do with my Vote by Mail ballot if I want to vote in-person at a Vote Center?  Bring your ballot with you and turn it in at the Vote Center.
  6. Are Gilroy voters only able to vote at a Gilroy Vote Center?  No.   Gilroy voters have the option to vote at any Vote Center in Santa Clara County, October 31, 2020, through November 3, 2020.  For a full listing of Vote Centers visit

For additional information please visit:

Make a plan and be prepared to vote November 3, 2020!

  1. Register to vote or update your voter registration info (until October 19, 2020) at 
  2. Check your voter registration info at 
  3. Sign up to track your ballot at 

Official Secure Ballot Drop-Boxes are located outside: Gilroy Council chambers, Gilroy library, Rod Kelly School, and Gavilan College Student Center.

 In-person voting is available at any Santa Clara Co. Vote Center beginning October 31, 2020 to November 3, 2020

Gilroy in-person Vote Centers (open to all Santa Clara Co. voters):

Name:Gilroy Police Department - Community Room
Address:7301 Hanna St, Gilroy, CA 95020
Hours of Operation:October 31, 2020 to November 2, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; ELECTION DAY (November 3, 2020) - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Name:Gilroy's First Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall
Address:8455 Wren Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020  
Hours of Operation:October 31, 2020 to November 2, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; ELECTION DAY (November 3, 2020) - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Name:Gilroy Elks Lodge #1567
Address:2765 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020  
Hours of Operation:October 31, 2020 to November 2, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; ELECTION DAY (November 3, 2020) - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Voter Centers will be following Public Health protocols and all voters will be required to 

  • wear a mask (masks will be supplied for voters who need one), and 
  • social distance. 

Key Dates and Deadlines for the November 3, 2020, Presidential General Election 

  • Last Day to Register to Vote:  October 19, 2020
  • If you miss the last day to Register to Vote, Voters can use Conditional Voter Registration – October 20, 2020 – November 3, 2020
  • County Voter Information Guide Mailing Period:  September 24 – October 13, 2020
  • Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period:  October 5 – October 27, 2020
  • Vote Centers Open:  October 31, 2020 – November 3, 2020
  • Remote Accessible Vote by Mail Ballots – October 5, 2020 – November 3, 2020.  Military & Overseas voter were sent a ballot September 4, 2020 – September 19, 2020
  • Weekend Voting at the Registrar of Voters (ROV) Office:  October 24, 2020 – October 25, 2020 & October 31, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Get the FACTS before you vote! 

To help voters access information and make informed decisions, the nonpartisan and nonprofit League of Women Voters of California, Education Fund and Maplight have created Voters Edge Easy Voter Guides available in 5 languages.


Voter's Edge California

A comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local contests in California.  


Using Voter’s Edge, you can:

  • Access your entire ballot by entering your address.
  • Get in-depth information on candidates, measures, and who supports them.
  • Read explanations of ballot measures along with who supports, opposes, and funds them.
  • Find out where, when, and how to vote, including local polling locations and vote centers.
  • Keep track of your choices and save them for Election Day
  • Access a Spanish language version 

 Questions about Gilroy’s General Election?

Visit our Election and Voter Information page

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