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How to Register to Vote in California

Are you eager to exercise your right to vote in California’s upcoming elections? This comprehensive guide will walk you through the steps to register to vote in California in 2023. We’ll cover eligibility requirements, the registration process, and important deadlines, ensuring you’re fully prepared for the next election.


Eligibility to Vote in California

Before you register to vote in California, it’s essential to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. In California, you are eligible to register to vote if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen.

  • A California resident.

  • At least 18 years old by Election Day.

  • Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony.

Register to Vote Online

  1. Visit the California Secretary of State’s online voter registration portal.

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your voter registration.

  3. Provide your personal information, including your California driver’s license or California identification card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your date of birth.

Register to Vote By Mail

  1. Download the California Voter Registration Form from the California Secretary of State’s website.

  2. Fill out the form with accurate information.

  3. Mail the completed form to the address provided on the form.

Register to Vote In Person

You can register to vote in person at the following locations:

  • Your county elections office, which is at 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose, 95131

  • The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

  • A designated agency while applying for or renewing your driver’s license or ID card.

Check Your Voter Registration Status

To ensure your registration is up to date, you can check your voter registration status online. Visit the California Secretary of State’s website and follow the instructions provided.


Important Voter Registration Deadlines

  • The deadline to register for an upcoming election is 15 days before Election Day.

  • If you miss the deadline, you can still register and vote provisionally at your county elections office

Important Voter Registration Deadlines

For any questions or assistance, reach out to us by emailing or calling 408-256-1677, or you can contact the California Secretary of State’s office here:

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you’ll be well-prepared to participate in the upcoming elections in California. Don’t miss your chance to make your voice heard and help shape the future of the state.

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