Inyo County Elections

Where to Vote in Person

Where you vote depends on where you live. Not sure which precinct is yours? Your voting location is on the official ballot stub that was mailed to you. Learn how to vote, where to vote, what you’ll be voting on, and more on our voting page.

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

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

Early Voting Locations

You do not need an excuse to vote early — you can take advantage of early voting even if you are capable of voting at the polls on election day. There is only one early voting location in Inyo County – which offers in-person mailed ballot drop offs beginning October 5th.

CITYPrEcinctLocationAddress
IndependenceAll Inyo County VotersHistoric Courthouse168 N. Edwards St, Independence

Where to vote on November 3, 2020

Find your assigned polling place on your official ballot stub that was mailed to you or you may use our look-up tool to find your polling place using your address. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The complete list of polling places for the November 3, 2020 election are:

Name of voting locationaddress
Paiute Professional Building50 Tu Su Lane, Bishop
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

Polling Place and Election Officer Publication

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 building 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. 

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