Voting is your right as an American citizen and making sure you’re registered correctly and on time ensures you can make your voice heard on Election Day.
According to the latest elections data, over 5.61 million of Los Angeles County’s 6.13 million eligible voters were registered by July 3, 2020. In San Bernardino County, over 1.04 million of the county’s 1.33 million eligible voters were registered at last check. Make sure you’re one of those registered voters!
The deadline to register to vote in California is 15 days before Election Day, which is Nov. 3, 2020. Make sure your registration is received by Oct. 19. If you miss that deadline, don’t worry! You can still vote by completing what’s called same day voter registration up until Election Day.
You can vote if you are 18 years of age by Nov. 3, a U.S. citizen and California resident, and not currently incarcerated in state or federal prison and not on parole for a felony.
How does registration work?
Registration can be completed online through RegisterToVote.ca.gov, where you have to enter your citizenship status, name, and mailing address, among other details.
You should submit a new voter registration through the California Secretary of State website if you’ve changed your name, moved to a new address, or changed your political party choice.
No internet, no problem
Physical paper registration forms can be found at your local Department of Motor Vehicles, public library, county elections office, and many post offices.
You can also call 800-345-VOTE (8683) to have a paper registration form mailed to your home.
Now that you know how to register, take some time to learn about the candidates and issues on the ballot.