Sample Elections Website


Registering is the first step to voting. You can check your registration status, update your registration, or register for the first time using the resources below.

Who Can Register to Vote

Requirements for registering to vote:

  • You’re a U.S. citizen
  • You live in [County]
  • You’ll be at least 18 years old before or on election day
  • You’re not in prison or on parole for a felony
  • A court has not found you to be mentally incompetent


You may pre-Register to vote if you are 16 or 17 years old, and meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote. You will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.

When Should I Re-Register?

When to re-register to vote:

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You change your political party preference

The process to re-register is the same as the process to register to vote. You can re-register online or re-register by mail.

Deadline to Register or Re-register

In California, the deadline to register to vote is 15 days before election day. That means the deadline to register for the [Month DD, YYY] election is [Month DD, YYYY]. Please register early!

What’s Confidential Voter Status?

Voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, contact the Safe at Home Program or visit the Secretary of State’s website.