2022 Elections Resources for Asian American Voters

Election Resources By State (Governmental Resources)

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Resources from Community Organizations (Click Here)

CALIFORNIA

Voter Information

Voter Online Registration

New Voter Information

County Election Offices (Click Here to Look Up)

Statewide Ballot Measures (Click Here for Information on California Propositions)

Upcoming Elections and Candidate Information (Click Here for Information)

Find Your Polling Place (Click Here to Find Your Nearest Polling Place)

If you have questions about voting or elections, you can call one of the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotlines. Assistance is provided in ten languages.

Ways to Vote in California

Vote by Mail

In order to return by mail, your ballot must be postmarked on or before June 7, 2022. It must be received by your county elections office no later than June 14, 2022. 

Return in person—to your county elections office or any polling place in your county before 8:00 p.m. on June 7, 2022.

Vote Early in Person

Some counties offer early voting at a few locations before Election Day.

Contact your county elections office to see if they offer early voting.

To find county contact information, visit the Secretary of State’s website at: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices.

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

Polls are open on Election Day: June 7, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The location of your polling place is printed on the back page of the county Voter Information Guide your county elections official mailed to you.

You can also find your polling place:

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ILLINOIS

Voter Information

Voter Online Registration

The registration period for the online voter registration system will close at 11:59 PM on 06/12/2022 and will reopen on 06/30/2022.

Chicago Voter Information

Cook County Voter Information (County Voter Information)

County Election Offices (Click Here to Look Up)

Statewide Ballot Measures (Click Here to Look Up)

List of all Candidates: (Click Here for List)

Find Your Polling Place (Click Here to Find Your Nearest Polling Place)

Ways to Vote

Vote by Mail

Voting by mail is an option for voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Voters can request a vote by mail ballot through the mail or in person.

The first day to file an application for a vote by mail ballot with the Election Authority is 3/30/2022.

All requests by mail must be received by the Election Authority by 6/23/2022.

Vote Early in Person

Each election authority shall determine and publish a list of the locations, dates, and hours of each early voting site in their jurisdiction.

A list of early voting hours and locations will be available on the Illinois State Board of Election’s website (www.elections.il.gov) at least 10 days prior to the beginning of any early voting period.

Early Voting Center Locations

The last day for Early Voting is 6/27/2022.

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

Election Day : 6/28/2022

Polls are open from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Each voter must vote at his/her precinct polling place. Check your polling place location with the election authority for your jurisdiction. Click here to view local Election Authorities.

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MINNESOTA

Voter Information

Minnesota Voter Information

Hennepin County Voter Information

Voter Online Registration (Click Here to Register Online)

County Election Offices (Click Here to Look Up)

Get a Sample Ballot (Click Here)

Ways to Vote

Vote by Mail

To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply.

To request an absentee ballot for 2022 elections, wait for the online absentee application to become available. You can also use one of downloadable applications available at Minnesota Secretary Of State – Vote early by mail. Return your completed absentee application to your county election office by mail, fax or email.

Ballots will be sent starting June 24 for the 2022 Primary Election and September 23 for the 2022 General Election.

Early Voting

You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.

2022 Early Voting Dates

PRIMARY ELECTION

First day to vote early in person: Friday, June 24

Last day to vote early in person: Monday, August 8

Primary Election: August 9

GENERAL ELECTION

First day to vote early in person: Friday, September 23

Last day to vote early in person: Monday, November 7

Election Day: November 8

More Information on Voting Early in Person

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

Polling places are usually open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Find more information on Election Day Voting here.

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NEW YORK

Voter Information

Voter Registration Information (Click Here to Register Today)

County Election Offices (Click Here to Look Up)

Statewide Ballot Measures (Click Here for Information)

List of New York City Candidates (Click Here for List)

Find Your Polling Place (Click Here to Find Your Nearest Polling Place)

Ways to Vote

Absentee Voting

You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:

  • By going in-person to your local county board of elections
  • By designating another person to deliver your application in-person to your local county board of elections and receive your ballot

Find more information on Absentee Voting here.

Early Voting

Early voting begins 10 days before the election and continues through two days before the election (not voting the day before Election Day).

Primary Election Early Voting: June 18-26

General Election Early Voting: October 29-November 6

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

The 2022 primary election will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The general election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

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WASHINGTON

Voter Online Registration: (Click Here to Register)

County Election Offices (Click Here to Look Up)

List of Candidates: (Click Here to for List)

King County Voter Information

Proposed Initiatives (Click Here to View)

Ways to Vote

Mail-in Voting

If you are registered to vote in Washington, there is no need to request a ballot. Confirm your registration at VoteWA.gov.

Your ballot materials are mailed to the address where you’re registered to vote. You can return your ballot at an official drop box or by mail, no stamp needed. Accessible voting is available through your local elections office or voting center until election day, 8 p.m.

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

Drop Boxes and Voting Centers Map

Next Election: August 2 (Ballots mailed out July 15)

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Community Resources

APIA VOTE

In-Language Voting Information

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RunAAPI – #TheNew

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Language Assistance Resources for California Voters:

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