If you want to vote by mail or vote at your assigned polling place, you must be registered to vote at least 15 days before Election Day.
Conditional Voter Registration
A new 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 Elections Office or at an Early Vote site on or before Election Day. After completing a voter registration application, the voter will be provided with a provisional ballot.