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.

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
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