ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
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.
2023-2024 California Civic and Election Dates
2024 Primary Election (March 5, 2024)
- Monday, February 5: No later than this date, county elections officials shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot.
- Monday, February 5: Counties offer early voting sites - to find a location and available times, please visit CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov.
- Tuesday, February 20: Last day to register to vote online or by mail ahead of the Primary Election.
- Wednesday, February 21 – Tuesday, March 5: 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, February 27: Last day for county elections officials to send a registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot.
- Tuesday, March 5: Primary Election - polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2024 General Election (November 5, 2024)
- Monday, October 7: No later than this date, county elections officials shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot.
- Monday, October 7: Counties offer early voting sites - to find a location and available times, please visit CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov.
- Monday, October 21: Last day to register to vote online or by mail ahead of the General Election.
- Tuesday, October 22 – Tuesday, November 5: 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, October 29: Last day for county elections officials to send a registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot.
- Tuesday, November 5: General Election - polls are open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2023 Key Dates:
- Tuesday, September 19: National Voter Registration Day
- Sunday, September 17: Constitution Day
In order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day, the Associated Students of Chaffey College (CCSJ) in conjunction with the Student Life Office sponsors an annual event on or around September 17th on the Rancho campus Quad to educate the campus community about the United States Constitution. Students, staff and faculty are provided with pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution.
- Thursday, October 26: Vote Early Day
2024 Key Dates:
- Monday, August 12 – Tuesday, November 5: 2024 California University and College Ballot Bowl
For information on dates for upcoming elections and special elections, please visit:
For additional information or questions, please email the California Secretary of State Students Vote Project at CastStudentsVote@sos.ca.gov
View 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
- 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.
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