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How to Register to Vote

Published on: 7/13/2015 9:21 AM
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Who Can Register to Vote?


You can register to vote in California if you are: 

  • At least 18 years old by election day
  • A US Citizen
  • A California resident
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony (more information for individuals with criminal convictions or detained in jail or prison)
  • Not found mentally incompetent by court action

 Vo​ter Registration Deadline: 15 days before Election Day 

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How Do I​​ Register to Vote?​


Register to VoteUse the California Online Voter Registration System

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Paper registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters' Office, U.S. Post Offices, Public Libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other government offices.
 
Signed & completed forms must be returned in person or by mail. They cannot be faxed or e-mailed.

Address: Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112

Mailing Address: Registrar of Voters, P.O. Box 611300, San Jose, CA 95161-1300

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