An eligible individual must be registered before they can vote in California and they must re-register or update their registration every time they move, change their name, or have been removed from voter registration rolls (for instance, because they were convicted of a prison felony but have now been released to parole).
California voters have several voter registration options:
- The following options are available until 15 days before each election:
- Register to vote online!
- Register to vote at:
- The DMV
- Post office
- Your county election office
- Your county social services office
- Call 1-800-345-VOTE (8683) and ask for a registration form to be mailed to you.
- Same Day Registration! If you miss the 15-day registration deadline, you can still register to vote or update your registration and vote on any day that vote centers or polling places are open in your county.