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How to Register to Vote

Published on: 5/16/2014 9:19 AM
To vote in California, you must be:
  • At least 18 years old by election day
  • A US Citizen
  • A California resident
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by court action

Voter Registration Deadline
: 15 days before Election Day



Register to VoteUse the California Online Voter Registration System


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