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Voting in California

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Am I Eligible To Vote in California?

To register to vote in the State of California, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • A Resident of California,
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
  • Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony

Voter Registration Options in California

You have the following 4 options to register to vote in California:

In Person

You can also pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

You can also pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked by least 15 days before the election.

call the toll-free Voter Hotline

Online

You can apply to register to vote right now by filling in the online application

Click here to Register Online

Safe At Home members

If you are enrolled in California's confidential address program, Safe At Home, please do not apply to register to vote using the online option. Contact the Safe At Home program toll-free at (877) 322-5227 or by the Safe At Home email.

Click here to for more information.


How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.

Voting Options in California

You have the following 2 options to vote in California:

In Person

The address of your polling place is on the back page of the sample ballot booklet that your county elections official mailed to you.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Mail

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, your application must be received no later than 7 days before Election Day.

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

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