Watch our Voter Information & Engagement Session
September 1, 2022 – My Voter Status goes live and list of candidates posted
September 9, 2022 – Online Voter Information Guide available
September 29 – October 18, 2022 – Official Voter Information Guide mailed out
October 10, 2022 – vote-by-mail ballot mailed to registered voters
October 10 – November 7 – early voting sites are open
October 24, 2022 – last day to register for general election
October 25 – November 8 – same day registration available
November 8, 2022 – Election Day, polls open throughout California from 7am – 8pm
- Voter registration application, click HERE
- Pre-register to vote application (for California residents age 16 and 17 who want to be future voters), click HERE
- Check your registration status, click HERE
- If you are registering or re-registering less than 15 days before and election you will need to complete the Same-Day-Voter-Registration process.
Who Can Vote
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 currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony (for more information, please see Voting Rights: Persons with a Criminal History), and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court (for more information, please see Voting Rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship).
All Other Voting Information
For all other questions on where and how to vote, please visit HERE. You can also call (800) 345-VOTE (8683) or email Elections Division staff.
How do I register to vote?
California offers voter registration online, by mail, and in person. Online voter registration is available at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. You can also request and complete a paper voter registration form and mail or hand deliver it to your county elections official to register to vote.
I just moved, do I need to re-register?
Yes you do, you must re-register if you move to a new permanent address, change your name and/or change your political party choice. The process to re-register is the same as registering as a new voter.
- Quick Facts
- How to fill out a voter registration card
- Find your polling place
- Track your ballot
- Know Your Rights
- Official Voter Information Guide
- Voter registration information flyer – English
- Voter registration information flyer – Spanish
- Voter registration information postcard – English
- Voter registration information postcard – Spanish