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Who May Register to Vote?

You may register to vote if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are a resident of California
  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election)
  • You are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote

Register Online:

Registering to vote is now easier than ever before with California’s online voter registration program! 

What You Will Need:

Be sure to have the following information on hand when registering to vote 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 method to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election

To register for the next General Election, click the "Vote California" Bear Flag image link below: 

Voter Registration link

Register In-Person:

You can pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices or U.S. post office, or the Main Office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Los Angeles County elections office at least 15 days before the election.

Pre-Register to Vote

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can use the online registration application to pre-register to vote. Click the "Vote California" Bear Flag image link above to pre-register. 

Re-Registering to Vote?

You need to re-register to vote when:

  • You move

  • You change your name

  • You change your political party affiliation

Registration Deadline:

The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election. 

If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections.