The primary goal of election misinformation is to prevent voters from casting their ballot. The best defense against election-related misinformation is to vote. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to vote, please review content on our web site or contact our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at (805)781-5228. Be sure to keep your voter registration information up-to-date and sign up for ballot tracking alerts.

Do not forward or share any possible misinformation. Reports can be directed to the Secretary of State's misinformation email [email protected] for investigation. 

Misinformation is false, but not created or shared with the intent of causing harm.

Disinformation is deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, social group, organization, or country.

Malinformation is based on fact, but used out of context to mislead, harm, or manipulate.


Elections and Voting
National Association of Secretaries of State - Trusted Info Campaign
CISA's Rumor Control Page
California Secretary of State Office of Election Cybersecurity
Election Security in California