Voter Registration

General Information

Voter registration is not automatic. You must file a registration form if you have:
  • Never registered before
  • Moved
  • Changed political parties
  • Changed your name

Who May Register to Vote

You may register to vote in California if you are:

  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of California
  • At least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election)
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

You may not register to vote if you have been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent.

Voter Registration Deadlines

The last day to register to vote online is October 19, 2020. The last day to register to vote in person is election day, November 3, 2020. Have a form of identification ready when you show up to your polling station. To find out where your polling station is, please visit the Election Information page.

Registration Assistance

For additional assistance with voter registration, please contact the Secretary of State's Office at the following toll-free numbers:

  • English: (800) 345-8683
  • Chinese: (800) 339-2857
  • Japanese: (800) 339-2865
  • Korean: (800) 575-1558
  • Spanish: (800) 232-8682
  • Tagalog: (800) 339-2957
  • Vietnamese: (800) 339-8163