Voter Registration

If you have already registered to vote, you do not need to reregister unless you change your name, home address, mailing address or if you want to change or select a political party.

You can register to vote online at, or call the Secretary of State's free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683) to get a form mailed to you.

Voter registration forms can be found at most post offices, libraries, city and county government offices, county elections offices, and the California Secretary of State's Office.

Conditional Voter Registration

Did you forget to register? No problem! Did you know that during the period of 14 days prior to Election Day through and including Election Day, you can go to the office of your county elections official or a vote center to conditionally register to vote and vote? This process is called Conditional Voter Registration (CVR). Here's how it works:

  1. Visit your county elections office or a vote center (a full list of county contact information can be found here:
  2. Complete a voter registration card or register online at
  3. Vote your CVR provisional ballot at your county elections office or vote center

Once the county elections official processes the affidavit of registration, determines that you’re eligible to register, and validates your information, the registration becomes permanent and your CVR provisional ballot will be counted.

To learn more visit

Vote centers are available for voters living in Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo counties. Visit or the voter information page for more information on the Voter's Choice Act and vote centers.

Voter Registration Privacy Information

Safe at Home Confidential Voter Registration Program: Certain voters facing life-threatening (i.e., domestic violence, stalking victims) situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, contact the Secretary of State's Safe at Home program toll-free at (877) 322-5227 or visit

Voter Information Privacy: Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

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