REGISTRATION & PRE-REGISTRATION INFO

In this section of the website you will find out how to (pre)register, where you can, the requirements, and what you will need. Additional sources will be linked as well.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Registering or pre-registering to vote is an exciting and important step! Our mission is to help anyone who is interested in doing so. Listed below are all the requirements that must be met in order to register to vote as well as pre-registering to vote.  Not only will the requirements to register be listed but also where you can register. 

 

REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER

These requirements to register to vote will be specific to the state of California, but at the bottom of this section will be a link to find the voting registration requirements for other states.

U.S. CITIZEN & RESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA

To register to vote in California, you must be a United States citizen AND a California resident. Information for voters in the military and overseas will be linked in the button below.

18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER

You must be 18 years old or older on Election Day to register to vote in California.

NO FELONY CONVICTIONS

To register to vote in California, you can not be currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony. For more information on the voting rights of the incarcerated click the button linked below.

MENTALLY COMPETENT 

You can not be currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court. For more information on this matter, click the button below.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER

The following directions are specific to California (although many are applicable in other states). Press the button at the bottom of this section; this information for other states will be linked (press the "more information" button).

 

YOUR CALIFORNIA DRIVER LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD NUMBER

YOUR DATE OF BIRTH

THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

Click the button below, select your state or territory, and click "find out how to register". You will then be able to find the specific requirements for your state. (Most states require a driver license or form of ID.)

WHERE TO REGISTER

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VOTE.GOV

This website is an official website of the United States and another useful way to register to vote. This website includes information for all 50 states as well as United States territories. This website is the easiest to navigate out of the three listed, and it is reccommended that you use this one.

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ROCK THE VOTE

If you click the Register button below it will take you to the Rock the Vote website. There you are able to register to vote, check you registration status, sign up for election reminders, learn how to vote in your state, as well as much more helpful information.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATES LEGISLATURES

Click the "register" button below and it will take you to the National Conference of States Legislatures website. There are links for 40 states and the District of Columbia for voter registration on the website. Please note that requirements to register may be different for each state, so read what the website says carefully.

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UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

You are able to register to vote at your local United States Postal Service Office. It is recommended you call the building ahead of time to confirm you are able to register there.

 

HOW TO PRE-REGISTER TO VOTE

 

REQUIREMENTS 

These are the requirements to pre-register to vote in California. Once you pre-register you will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.

MUST BE 16 OR 17 YEARS OLD

This does not change the voting age, which is still 18, but residents of California that are 16 or 17 are able to fill out an online form and pre-register to vote.

U.S CITIZEN & A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT

To pre-register to vote in California, you must be a United States citizen AND a California resident. Information for voters in the military and overseas will be linked in the first section of registration requirements. If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications of California residency, press the button below, and it will take you to a website clearly listing the requirements.

NO FELONY CONVICTIONS

To pre-register to vote in California, you can not be currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony. For more information on the voting rights of the incarcerated click the button linked below.

MENTALLY COMPETENT

You can not be currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court. For more information on this matter, click the button below.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED WHEN PRE-REGISTERING

These are the things you will need to pre-register to vote online in California. 

YOUR CALIFORNIA DRIVER LICENSE OR CALIFORNIA IDENTIFICATION CARD NUMBER

YOUR DATE

OF BIRTH

THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

 

WHERE TO PRE-REGISTER TO VOTE

The first resource is specific for pre-registration in California. The second button of the section is linked to resources to pre-register in other states or territories.

 

CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE: CALIFORNIA VOTERS

Online Pre-Registration

Click the button below to pre-register.

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Information on Age Requirements for Pre-registration in each state

Look for the chart that describes the age requirement to pre-register to vote in each designated state. Then search on the internet "where to pre-register to vote in ___" and fill in the blank with the state you live in.

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THE STATES COLORED DARK BLUE OFFER PRE-REGISTRATION FOR VOTING TO 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS.