Want to vote on November 8? You must be registered. The last day to register to vote in California is Monday, October 24, 2016.
Four ways to get registered:
The online application is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.
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3.) Call the Elections Division at (800) 345-8683
4.) Pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or U.S. Post Office.
Registration must be completed, postmarked, submitted electronically or hand-delivered no later than Monday, October 24, 2016.
Not sure if you’re registered? Check your status.
Do you need to re-register? Yes, if:
- You move to a new permanent residence.
- You change your name.
- You change your political party.
Who’s eligible to register in the state? You must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of California and 18 or older on Election Day (Nov. 8). You can’t be a felon, or on parole for a felony conviction. You can’t currently be found mentally incompetent by a court of law.
Still have questions? Check out California’s Elections & Voter information website.
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