Kern County has declared a local emergency related to the coronavirus. Effective Monday March 16 at 5:00 PM, Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until May 1 at 5:00 PM. Most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered. The elections office will remain open for observers to view the canvass process only.

For petition submitters, please email for further information.

Voters registered with No Party Preference who will Vote by Mail

Voters registered with No Party Preference who will Vote by Mail should have received a postcard from the Elections Office that will allow you to request a ballot for one of the parties that allow No Party Preference voters to vote in their primary. If you do not return this postcard or contact our office to request a partisan ballot, you will be mailed a ballot without any presidential candidates.

Wednesday January 1, 2020

New Year’s Day

Monday January 20,2020

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Monday February 17,2020

Washington’s Birthday

Monday May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Friday July 3 , 2020

Independence Day Observed (in lieu of 7/4)

Monday September 7, 2020

Labor Day

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Veteran’s Day

Thursday November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

Friday November 27, 2020

Day after Thanksgiving

Thursday December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve

Friday December 25 , 2020

Christmas Day

Thursday December 31 , 2020

New Year's Eve

Friday January 1, 2021

New Year's Day