In order to vote, you must be registered. But once you are, you can vote in all state and local elections and don’t need to re-register unless you move, change your name, or your political party preference.
- You must be a United States citizen and a resident of California
- 18 years old or older by election day (16- and 17-year olds can pre-register to vote)
- Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
To register online, you’ll need:
- Your California driver’s license or identification card number
- The last four digits of your social security number
- Your birth date
To register in person:
- You can get a voter registration application at any DMV office or your county elections office.
- Many libraries, post offices and government office may also have applications.
- For same day voter registration (less than 15 days before an election), go to your county elections office or a vote center to conditionally register and vote with a provisional ballot.
- To request a voting application by mail, call the toll-free voter hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683).