Register to Vote
First time voting in California? Start here!
How do I register?
Before February 21, 2024
Go to Voter Registration page at registertovote.ca.gov
Are you 16 or 17 years old?
Pre-register to vote at registertovote.ca.gov
From February 21st to March 4th, 2024
Eligible citizens who need to register or re-register to vote within 14 days of an election can do so at their county elections office or voting center.
On March 5th, 2024 (Election Day)
Find and visit your local voting center.
Who can register?
You have the right to vote if you are
A United States citizen and a resident of California,
18 years old or older on Election Day,
Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony, and
Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
Can I vote if I have a criminal history?
See complete information at HERE.
Have questions as or about a conservatee?
Please call the Disability Rights California Voting Hotline at (888) 569-7955.
Update Your Registration
Not sure if you need to re-register to vote or how? Start here!
Do I need to re-register?
Common reasons for needing to re-register:
To change your political party preference
Permanent residential address has changed
Legally changed your name
Check Your Registration
Want to make sure everything is correct on your registration? Start here!
Where can I check my registration?
On the California Secretary of State website
Click HERE to go that website.
What can I check?
The website will show you the following:
If you are registered to vote.
Where you are registered to vote.
Your political party preference.
Your language preference for election materials.
The status of your vote-by-mail or provisional ballot.
Are you registered with "No Party Preference" but would still like to vote for a candidate in the Presidential Primary Election? The political parties have set the following rules:
To vote for a Republican, Green or Peace and Freedom presidential primary candidate, you must re-register as a party member.
To vote for a Democratic, Libertarian or American Independent presidential primary candidate, you must request a "crossover" ballot. Go HERE to learn more.
Check your Party Preference
Are you registered with "No Party Preference"?