Voter Registration in California

You may register to vote in California if:

  • You are a resident of California
  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are 18 years of age (or will be by Election Day).
  • You are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony.
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.

For new registrants only:
If you are registering to vote in California for the first time and are mailing the California Voter Registration card via US Mail, you are requested to provide identification upon your first voting session. Acceptable forms of identification include a copy of your current, valid photo identification (such as driver’s license), or a copy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank statement or government document showing your name and address.

Your county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was received. If you are registering in California for the first time, please note that your registration must be received at least 15 days before voting.

More information may be found at the State of California Voter Registration page.