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Voting Information


How Do I Register to Vote?

To register online, you will need the following information:

  • California driver’s license or California identification card number
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Date of birth

Note: If you do not have a driver’s license or identification card, you can still register. You will need to verify your identity when voting for the first time.

What if I miss the deadline? Can I still vote?
Yes, you can register on California’s Election Day.  If you are registering or re-registering less than 14 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 or Vote Center.

Where is my Polling Place?
Because of the Voter's Choice Act every registered voter in participating counties will be delivered a ballot 28 days before Election Day to return through the mail, drop box locations or at a Vote Center.

To find your local polling place, CLICK HERE!

Am I Eligible to Vote in California?
To register to vote in California, you must be:

  • A United States citizen and a resident of California
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day
  • Not currently in a state or federal prison for the conviction of a felony
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court

You must register to vote at least 15 days before the election you wish to vote in, or you can register during the early voting period or on Election Day.


Important Dates

  • Tuesday, September 20: National Voter Registration Day
  • Monday, October 10: Counties offer early voting sites - to find a location, please visit CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov
  • Monday, October 24: Last day to register to vote online or by mail ahead of the General Election
  • Tuesday, October 25 - Tuesday, November 8: Same Day Voter Registration is available - voters can “conditionally” register and vote at a county elections office or polling location after the voter registration deadline, up to and including Election Day
  • Tuesday, November 1: Deadline for county elections official to send a registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot
  • Tuesday, November 8: General Election



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Vote library guideView the Voting and Elections library guide. This guide includes information about elections, voter registration, drop-off ballot locations, learning why voting matters, how to get involved, as well as other related resources.


When and Where Can I Vote?

Early in Person

  • Counties in California will be offering early in-person voting opportunities
  • Visit CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov to find your nearest polling location

Early by Mail

  • Sign and mail your ballot as soon as you complete it
  • Completed vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day

Secure Drop Box

  • The secure drop box shall be clearly and visibly marked as an “Official Ballot Drop Box” that shows language stating that tampering with the drop box is a felony

Election Day

  • Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day
  • If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote

Where’s My Ballot?

Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to track if your ballot has been mailed, received, counted, or if there were any issues.

What if English is Not My Preferred Language?

The Voter Information Guide is available in 10 languages on the Secretary of State website: English • Spanish • Chinese • Hindi • Japanese • Khmer • Korean • Tagalog • Thai • Vietnamese

Note: You may also request language assistance at in-person voting locations. Visit VoterGuide.sos.ca.gov for more information.


Helpful Resources

Tracking Your Ballot
You can track your ballot every the step of the way by registering here.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can use this online registration application to pre-register to vote.

Voting Rights Restoration
California does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole.  If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.

Bill Text - AB-963 Public postsecondary education: Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act

Collegiate Voter Connections Brochure