California offers online voter registration at www.registertovote.ca.gov. You can register by mail to vote in California by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using California’s voter registration lookup tool.
To register in California you must:
- Be A United States Citizen
- Be A Resident Of California
- Be At Least 18 Years Old Or Older On Election Day
- Not Be Currently Serving A State Or Federal Prison Term For The Conviction Of A Felony
- Not Be Currently Found to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court
How Do I Register To Vote In California
Register To Vote Online
California offers online voter registration at www.registertovote.ca.gov. You should know: that you will need a California-issued driver’s license or California identification card number, the last four digits of your social security number, and consent to the use of your DMV-stored digital signature to use California’s online voter registration system.
If you don’t have a California-issued ID or don’t want to provide consent for the use of your digital signature, you can still register by mail to vote.
Submit Voter Registration Forms By Mail
Use the National Voter Registration Form:
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 – ID Number: When you register to vote, you must provide your California driver’s license or California identification card number, if you have one. If you do not have a driver’s license or ID card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number (SSN). If you do not include this information, you will be required to provide identification when you vote if it is your first time voting in a federal election.
- Box 7 – Choice of Party: California does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. However, some parties do not allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their party’s presidential, local, or county committee primary elections.
- Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
- Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election office
- If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes:
- Current and valid photo identification or
- A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address.
- More information here www.eac.gov.
Submit Voter Registration Forms In Person
- You can also register to vote in person. Contact your local election office for information on when and where to register to vote.
Conditional voter registration is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information.
Voters can use the conditional voter registration process from the day after the deadline all the way through Election Day.
Eligible citizens can go to their county election office, polling place, or vote center to register and vote conditionally.
These ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.
- You can also register to vote and cast a ballot in person on Election Day.
- Learn more by visiting the California Secretary of State’s website or contacting your local election office.
What Are Key Deadlines For The November 2022 Election?
- In-person at a voting location on Election Day: Nov 8
- Online: Oct 24
- By mail (postmarked by): Oct 24
What Are The Requirements To Register To Vote?
Registering to vote in the United States is big. It signifies the moment where you are finally able to realize your right to vote in your community and voice your support for leaders and policies that build your area.
To register to vote you need to carry some documents or proof with you, whatever option you select for voting these proofs are a must to have. Let’s have look at it:
As you can see, the vast majority of states require an address from you to identify your locality. That’s why it’s important to update your address if you’ve recently moved.
2. ID Number
All states require a driver’s license or non-driver identification (ID) number on the voter registration form, whether valid or not.
If you don’t have either, you can use the last four digits of your Social Security number as an alternative.
However, in Hawaii, Kentucky, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, you’ll also need your full Social Security number.
3. Proof of Citizenship
This third requirement only applies to a couple of states: Arizona and Kansas. In Arizona, if you don’t have an in-state driver’s license or an ID number issued after Oct. 1, 1996, then you may need to provide proof of citizenship.
If you’re a first-time voter in Kansas, you will have to provide proof of citizenship and your driver’s license will not be sufficient. You can prepare these documents for example a passport, birth certificate, or naturalization certificate.
Check if you are registered to vote and if so, in what county. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can use this online registration application to pre-register to vote. For more information on registering to vote you may want to visit www.registertovote.ca.gov. Read more articles on wink24news.