Upcoming Elections

September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election

This is an ALL MAIL Ballot election. There will be no polling places designated.

Vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed out no later than August 16, 2021.

Drop your ballot off at the County Elections Office located at 100 Courthouse Square, Room 11, Downieville, CA 95936 Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning August 16, 2021 or at the City of Loyalton Auditorium, 605 School Street, Loyalton from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Lieutenant Governor's Proclamation

Recall Election Calendar

Certified List of Candidates


November 2, 2021 General District Election

This is an ALL MAIL Ballot election. There will be no polling places designated.

Downieville Public Utility District

Sierraville Public Utility District

Administrative Calendar


November 3, 2020 General Election

This is an ALL MAIL Ballot election. There will be no polling places designated. 

Vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed out no later than October 5, 2020.

Drop your ballot off at the County Elections Office located at 100 Courthouse Square, Room 11, Downieville, CA 95936 Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning October 5, 2020 or at the City of Loyalton Auditorium, 605 School Street, Loyalton from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Spanish BallotsTo request a Spanish facsimile ballot, please contact the Sierra County Clerk's Office.

Check your voter registration status here!

WHERE'S MY BALLOT? - NEW TOOL FOR CALIFORNIA VOTERS TO TRACK VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS

No later than October 5th, all registered voters will be mailed a ballot. BallotTrax, a free ballot tracking and alert system, is now available to voters who wish to track the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Sign up now to utilize this service.

Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail System

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, all registered voters in California are eligible to use an accessible vote-by-mail system to view the Voter Information Pamphlet and also mark and download their vote-by-mail ballot from the convenience of their own home and return it by mail.

Information on how to return your vote-by-mail ballot

Check the status of your Vote-By-Mail ballot here

Unsigned Ballot Envelopes:

If you received notice that you did not sign your returned Vote-By-Mail ballot envelope, please complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement to ensure your ballot is counted. Please review the return options on the form.

Verification Signature Statement:

If you received notice that the signature provided on your Vote-By-Mail ballot does not match the signature on file on your voter record, please complete and return a Verification Signature Statement to ensure your ballot is counted. Please review the return options on the form.

Special Districts/School/City

Sierra County Measure E - Transient Occupancy Tax Increase

Sierra County Measure G - Special Parcel Tax

Sierra County Measure H - Special Parcel Tax

March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

This is an ALL MAIL Ballot election. There will be no polling places designated.

Spanish Ballots: To request a Spanish facsimile ballot, please contact the Sierra County Clerk’s Office.

Accessible Vote-By-Mail System: Voters with disabilities can view the Voter Information Pamphlet and also mark and download their Vote-By-Mail ballot from the convenience of their own home and return it by mail

Information on how to return your Vote-By-Mail ballot

Check the status of your Vote-By-Mail ballot here

Unsigned Ballot Envelopes - 8 Day Cure

If you received notice that you did not sign your returned Vote-By-Mail ballot envelope, please complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement to ensure your ballot is counted. Please review the return options on the form.

Verification Signature Statement

If you received notice that the signature provided on your Vote-By-Mail ballot does not match the signature on file in your voter record, please complete and return a Verification Signature Statement to ensure your ballot is counted. Please review the return options on the form.

In a Presidential Primary Election, if you are registered to vote with a political party, you will receive a ballot that contains Presidential candidates for that party only.

If you are registered as a No Party Preference voter, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot, which will not include candidates for U.S. President. Some parties will allow you to crossover and vote for their candidates.

Check your registration here

What is Crossover Voting?

Presidential Primaries are unique because political parties can let No Party Preference voters "crossover" into their party and vote for one of their Presidential candidates. For this election, the American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian parties are allowing "crossover" voting by voters registered as No Party Preference.

Voters who are registered as No Party Preference and want to vote for one of the three parties listed above can request a crossover ballot  from the Sierra County Election’s office by:

The Republican, Green, and Peace and Freedom parties are not allowing "crossover" voting in this election. Voters who are registered as No Party Preference and would like to vote for a Republican, Green, or Peace and Freedom Presidential candidate must re-register with that party to vote for that party’s Presidential candidate. The deadline to re-register to vote is February 17, 2020.

For more information about voting in the upcoming Presidential Election, please visit the Secretary of State’s website: How to Vote for U.S. President.

November 5, 2019 Assembly District 1 Special General Election

This is an ALL MAIL Ballot election. There will be no polling places designated.

Accessible Vote-By-Mail System: Voters with disabilities can view the Voter Information Pamphlet and also mark and download their Vote-By-Mail ballot from the convenience of their home and return it by mail

View Your Ballot in Spanish

Information on how to return your completed Vote-By-Mail ballot

Check the status of your Vote-By-Mail ballot here

Unsigned Ballot Envelopes - 8 Day Cure

If you received notice that you did not sign your returned Vote-By-Mail ballot envelope, please complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement to ensure your ballot is counted. Please review the return options on the form.

Verification Signature Statement

If you received notice that the signature provided on your Vote-By-Mail ballot does not match the signature on file in your voter record, please complete and return a Verification Signature Statement to ensure your ballot is counted. Please review the return options on the form.