Voter Registration Deadline: October 22

October 22 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6 election. Early voting in California begins on October 8.

Persons who register to vote in California must be:

• A United States citizen;

• A resident of California;

• 18 years of age or older on Election Day;

• Not currently imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony;

• Not currently found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law.

To register to vote, a prospective voter must complete a brief voter registration application on paper or online. An online link is available in the grassroots action center at

Applications also are available through the website of the Secretary of State, county elections offices, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and many post offices and public libraries. To have a paper application mailed to you, call your county elections office or the Secretary of State toll-free voter hotline at (800) 345-VOTE.

Voter registration cards and voting materials are available in English, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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 the online 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.

Staff Contact: Cathy Mesch