You can register to vote in any language you choose. How To Register To Vote, You can apply to register to vote right now by filling in the online application. You can access the application in English and Spanish as well as Chinese, Hindi (Khmer), Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Khmer, Khmer, Khmer, Khmer, Khmer, Khmer, Khmer, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, Thai, and Vietnamese. You can also visit Frequently Asked Questions, or contact the Secretary Of State’s Elections Division at (8800) 345-VOTE (8683) via email.
If you are enrolled in California’s confidential address program, Safe At Home, please do not apply to register to vote using this site. Contact the Safe At Home program toll-free at (877) 322-5227 or by the Safe At Home email.
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California voters must be:
- A United States citizen and a resident of California (for information on voters in the military or overseas, please see Military and Overseas Voters),
- 18 years or older for Election Day
- Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony (for more information, please see Voting Rights: Persons with a Criminal History), and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court (for more information, please see Voting Rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship).
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- Spanish (PDF)
- Chinese (PDF)
- Hindi (PDF)
- Japanese (PDF)
- Khmer (PDF)
- Korean (PDF)
- Tagalog (PDF)
- Thai (PDF)
- Vietnamese (PDF)
How to fill out an ASL California Voter Registration Card
Conditional Voter Register (Same-Day Voter)
You can “conditionally register” to vote at the county elections office in your county after the 15-day deadline. For more information please go to Same-Day Voter Registration.
Voters and college students living abroad
If you are a Californian living away from home while attending a college, trade school, or technical school, or a voter living temporarily outside the United States, please see College Students and Voters Living Abroad.– Advertisement –
Are you already registered to vote?
To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit Check Status of Your Voter Registration.
When to Re-Register for Vote
Re-register to vote when:
- You need to change your postal or residence address.
- You change your name, or
- You can choose to change your political party.
California voters, please be aware of the fact that certain local elections are held on different dates than the states. The date of the local election determines the deadline for registration. Contact your county elections office for information about the deadline to register for a local election.
California Motor Voter
California Motor Voter is making it easier to register for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) election. Eligible applicants who complete a driver’s license, identification, or change-of-address transaction online, by mail, or in person at DMV will automatically be registered to vote by California Secretary. For more information, visit California Motor Voter
How can I cancel my registration
If you’re registered to vote in California and wish to cancel your voter registration you can fill out the California Voter Registration Cancellation Form (PDF) to send to your county elections offices. For any questions, contact your county election office or the Secretary for State’s Hotline at (800 345 VOTE (8683).
Voter Registration Drives– Advertisement –
Anyone distributing voter registration cards in California should be familiar with the rules and regulations for conducting voter registration drives.
Statistical data about voter registration
The Secretary-of-State is responsible for preparing a statistical report that details voter registration numbers in California. To view these reports, please go to Voter Registration Statistics.
Voter Bill of Rights
It is illegal to sell your voter registration data. Contact the Secretary of State’s Hotline for Voters at (800 345 VOTE (8683) to report any problems. For additional information regarding your voting rights, please go to Voter Bill of Rights.