Inyo County Elections

Voting

Learn how to vote, where to vote, what you’ll be voting on, and more.

Inyo County Polling Places & Drop Boxes

This year, all Inyo County voters will be mailed a ballot – with important voter information, including where your polling place will be located, inside of the envelope with the ballot – beginning October 5, 2020. In person voting options will be available for voters who want to vote in a polling place on November 3, 2020. Voters should open their ballot envelope when they receive it, to review important information about voting in this election. If you decide to vote in person, bring the ballot that was mailed to you and give it to a poll worker, who will give you another ballot to use to vote in person.

When voting in person, follow safety procedures.

Protect your health and the health of other voters and election workers at voting locations by taking the following precautions:

Voting Safety Checklist

  • Wear a face covering while at the voting location.
  •  Keep 2 arms’ length distance from other people.
  • Wash hands before and after entering the voting location.
  • Use hand sanitizer after touching doors or voting equipment.
  • Bring a ballpoint pen to avoid touching high-contact surfaces.

Want more information about how to stay safe while voting?

Review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/election-polling-locations.html

Where to vote

Find your assigned polling place on your official ballot stub that was mailed to you. The complete list of polling places for the November 3, 2020 election are:

Name of voting locationaddress
Paiute Professional Building50 Tu Su Lane, Bishop
Heritage Arts Building – Fairgrounds1135 N. Main Street, Bishop
Big Pine Town Hall150 Dewey Street, Big Pine
Basement Courthouse168 N. Edwards Street, Independence
Statham Hall138 Jackson Street, Lone Pine

Ballot Drop Boxes

New this year! You can drop off your mailed ballot directly to the Inyo County Elections office in any Ballot Drop Box beginning on October 5. Ballots are picked up on a regular schedule by elections staff or by a pair of two trained volunteers. Ballot Drop Box locations are:

locationtypeaddress
Bishop City HallOutdoor377 West Line Street, Bishop
Big Pine Town HallOutdoor150 Dewey Street, Big Pine
Historic CourthouseIndoor168 N. Edwards Street, Independence
Statham HallOutdoor138 Jackson Street, Lone Pine
Death Valley/Furnace CreekIndoorDeath Valley Visitor Center, Multi-purpose Room, CA-190, Death Valley
Tecopa Senior CenterOutdoorTecopa Hot Springs Road, Tecopa

What to expect when voting in person

When you arrive at the voting location, you will see election workers ready to assist you. This year, due to COVID-19, poll workers will be wearing personal protective equipment. All voters are requested to wear a mask when they enter a builidng to vote. If you do not have one, one will be provided.

At the registration table you will:

  1. State your name and address
  2. Sign the roster
  3. The election worker will give you a ballot in a single use secrecy folder

To vote

  • To vote for a candidate, completely fill in the oval next to your choice. 
  • To vote on any measure, completely fill in the oval next to the word Yes or the word No. 
  • Check both the front and back of your ballot for voting contests.

To vote for a write-in candidate

  • To vote for a write-in candidate, write the person’s name in the blank space provided directly below the names of the other candidates for that office. Then completely fill in the oval next to your choice.
  • If there is no write-in space provided, that means write-in candidates are not allowed for that office

Review & cast your ballot

  • If you vote for more candidates than are allowed, or if you vote both Yes and No on a measure, your vote will not count for that contest.
  • You do not have to vote on all contests. Those you do vote on will still count.
  • If you make a mistake, ask for another ballot.
  • After you have completed voting, tear off the stub at the top of the ballot and return your voted ballot to an election worker in the secrecy folder.

Language assistance

Many precincts in Inyo County will have election materials available for voters in Spanish. You can request a Spanish translation of your ballot on Election Day at your polling location. Bilingual poll workers will be available to assist you if needed. To request a Spanish translation of your ballot when voting by mail, please contact the elections office at 760-878-0224.

Muchos precintos en el Condado de Inyo tendran materiales electorales para los votantes en Espanol. Usted puede solicitar una traduccion en Espanol de su boleta electoral el Dia de la Eleccion en su lugar de votacion. Trabajadores electorales bilingues estaran disponibles para asistir si es necesario. Para solicitar una traduccion en Espanol de su boleta al votar por correo, favor de communicarse con la oficina de Elecciones al 760-878-0224.