Voter registration is not automatic. You must file a registration form if you have:
- Never registered before
- 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
- For more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please visit the Secretary of State's Voting Rights page
You may not register to vote if you have been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent.
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
Where to Register
Registration forms are available in Hesperia at the following locations:
- Chamber of Commerce 16816 Main St. Suite D Ph: (760) 244-2135
- City Hall 9700 Seventh Ave. Ph: (909) 947-1000
- County Library 9650 Seventh Ave. Ph: (760) 244-4898
- Post Office 17240 Olive St. Ph: (760) 244-3897
Completed registration cards can be returned by mail to the Registrar of Voters, postage is pre-paid. Voter registration cards are processed upon receipt by the Registrar of Voters Office.
In approximately three to four weeks, voters receive a Voter Notification Card in the mail as proof of registration. A voter should review the information on the card for accuracy and notify the Registrar of Voters of any incorrect information.
It is important that voters are sent a sample ballot and other election material. Election material is not forwarded by the post office, so please make sure you are registered at your current address.
An online voter registration request form is available from the Secretary of State or you may also call the Registrar of Voters Office at (909) 387-8300 or Toll Free at (800) 881-VOTE (8683).
Registering to Vote by Mail
Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on election day. California law also allows any registered voter to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter.
Registered voters may apply at any time for a vote-by-mail ballot for an upcoming election. However, if applying by mail, applications must be received no later than seven days before an election. If it is not, you will need to apply in person to get a vote-by-mail ballot for that election.
Applications are also printed on the Sample Ballot pamphlet that is mailed to all registered voters by the Registrar of Voters prior to every election. A completed application or letter requesting vote-by-mail status must be submitted to the Registrar of Voters Office at least seven days before an election.
The application or letter must contain the:
- Name and residence address listed on applicant's registration card
- Address to which the vote-by-mail ballot should be sent (if different than your registered address)
- Name and date of the election in which applicant would like to vote by mail
- Date Signature of applicant
If you would like more information or need further assistance, please contact the Registrar of Voters at (909) 387-8300 or Toll Free at (800) 881-VOTE (8683).