How Do I Register?

Learn more about registering to vote

To register to vote in California, you must be:

If you would like to register on-line, visit Online Voter Registration | California Secretary of State or click the button below and complete the requested information.


You must register to vote at the address where you live.

You must register to vote at the address where you live. You may have any mailing address you wish.

Your residence address entitles you to vote in a particular city, school district, special district, and state and federal legislative districts. PO Boxes and private mailboxes (PMBs) are not considered a domicile.

If you are unsheltered or homeless, you only need a description of where you live. If you do not have a street address, provide an exact description, including cross streets. If applicable, identify the corner or area where you live. For instance: “Northwest corner of 1st St and Pine St.” See: Voters Experiencing Homelessness Fact Sheet

Not sure about registering to vote online?
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Qualifications to Pre-Register to Vote

Online pre-registration is now available for eligible 16- and 17-year-olds by visiting California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old.

Pre-registration does not change the voting age, which is 18. Instead, it allows eligible Californians ages 16 or 17 to complete the online voter registration form providing sufficient time and opportunity to get ready to vote.

To pre-register to vote in California, you must:

You should re-register to vote if you:

Call the Elections Division at (559) 675-7720 or toll free at (800)-435-0509 to report any changes to your mailing address.

You may also request that a voter registration form be mailed to you by calling the Elections Division at (559) 675-7720, toll free at (800)-435-0509 or e-mail us at [email protected].

Voters’ residence addresses, telephone numbers, and precinct numbers are confidential; however, all voter registration information is available for political, governmental, journalistic or education purposes.

Need accessible information? See: Voting Resources in American Sign Language