The United States Presidential Election takes place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. It is necessary to register in your state in order to cast a vote in the National Election. In California, your registration must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than October 19, 2020. To register less than 15 days before an election you will need to complete the same-day voter registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office or polling location.
Register By Mail:
The national mail voter registration form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. The form is available in 15 languages.
What You Will Need to Register Online
· Your California driver license or California identification card number
· The last four digits of your social security number and
· Your date of birth.
Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.
If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote. However, you will need to take additional steps to complete your voter registration.
First Time Voting?
Are you ready to vote for the first time? You can vote if you are a U.S. citizen, meet your state’s requirements, and will be 18 by Election Day. After registering, you may receive a voter registration card listing your polling location. If you are 16 or 17 years old and will be 18 by Election Day, you can use the online registration application to pre-register to vote.
If you have more questions about voting, or this year's voting process, check out our partnership programs with the League of Women Voters, starting with 2020: Your Roadmap to Voting