When to Register

You should register or re-register to vote when:

  • You are registering for the first time
  • You move to a new residence
  • You change your name
  • You change your political party choice

Registration Deadlines

If you want to vote by mail, you must be registered to vote at least 15 days before Election Day.

Conditional Voter Registration

California law allows citizens to register and vote after the registration deadline.  In order to qualify, the voter registration application must be submitted in person at the Registrar of Voters or an Early Vote site on or before Election Day, or at a polling place on Election Day.  After completing a voter registration application, the voter will be provided with a provisional ballot.

  • View the Vote Early page for Early Vote sites.
  • View the Polling Place Look-up [available soon] tool for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election.