A portion of the online voter registration tool will be down for maintenance on December 9, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During this time you can still register to vote online; however, you will be required to print, sign, and mail your registration form.

California Online Voter Registration

Welcome to the California Online Voter Registration website.

Language Preference

If you wish to continue in a language other than English, please select your language below.

Safe at Home Participants

Please do NOT use this form to register or re-register to vote if you are enrolled in a confidential address program such as Safe at Home. If sharing your address could put you in life-threatening danger, you may be eligible to register to vote confidentially.

For more information, contact the Safe at Home program at (877) 322-5227 or visit www.sos.ca.gov/registries/safe-home/.

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.

If you recently registered online, please wait at least 24 hours before checking your registration status.

What You Will Need

To register online you will need

  • 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 by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election.

Additional Information

See if you are registered to vote and if so, in what county.

For more information on registering to vote you may want to visit the Secretary of State's Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are 16 or 17 years old and you would like to pre-register to vote, please contact the Secretary of State or your county elections official.

Have Questions or Want to Report Fraud?

Call the Secretary of State's Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683) or your county elections office.