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YOU MAY REGISTER TO VOTE IN CALIFORNIA IF:

  • You are a United States citizen

  • You are a resident of California

  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election)

  • You are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent

HOW YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE:

  • Register ONLINE! California now offers 100% online voter registration.

  • You can also download a voter registration form directly from the Secretary of State's voter registration page.

  • Have A Voter Registration Form Mailed to You
    Call 1-800-345-VOTE to request a form be mailed to you.

  • Pick Up A Voter Registration Form
    You can pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, library, or U.S. Post Office. 

    For more information on voter registration and voting locations, contact your local county elections official.

WHEN TO RE-REGISTER TO VOTE

You will need to re-register to vote when:

  • You move

  • You change your name

  • You change your political party choice

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES

If you are registering or re-registering less than 15 days before an election you will need to complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office, polling location or vote center.

For more information on voter registration and voting locations, contact your local county elections official.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

For additional assistance with voter registration, please contact the Secretary of State's office at the following toll-free numbers:

  • English: 1-800-345-VOTE

  • Chinese: 1-800-339-2857

  • Japanese: 1-800-339-2865

  • Korean: 1-866-575-1558

  • Spanish: 1-800-232-VOTA

  • Tagalog: 1-800-339-2957

  • Vietnamese: 1-800-339-8163

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