The deadline to 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.
Please read the information below before you apply to register to vote using the online application.
The California Secretary of State website is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 or higher, Firefox 12.0 or higher, Opera 10 or higher, or the latest version of Safari. If you are using an older version of any of these browsers, you may need to upgrade to the latest version. Following are links to free downloads:
The California Secretary of State website contains links to documents in formats which cannot be directly opened by your web browser. If you do not already have software that supports PDF formats, following are links to free downloadable document readers:
If you are using a screen reader to register to vote, please ensure that your browser and operating system are configured to play audio files in the .wav file format.
If you cannot advance to the next page, a required question was missed. Before advancing, re-read the page from the top to hear any instructional or alert messages for help in completing the question. Once the question is answered, the application will allow you to advance to the next page in the interview.
For more information on registering to vote you may want to visit our Frequently Asked Questions.