CALIFORNIA — If you want to vote in the June 7 primary and you’re not registered, you’re running out of time.
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 — that is May 23.
It’s easy to register, just go online to http://registertovote.ca.gov/
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
You can also pick up an application at your county elections office, any Department of Motor Vehicles office, and many post offices, public libraries and government offices. To have a paper application mailed to you call your county elections office or the Secretary of State’s toll-free voter hotline at (800) 345-VOTE.
To register to vote in California, you 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
If you wish to change your political party preference, you must re-register to vote. You can re-register to vote by completing a brief voter registration application online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. When you register online, the system will search the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) database for your California driver license or identification card number, date of birth, and last four digits of your social security number.
If your information is found and you authorize elections officials’ use of your DMV signature, an electronic image of your DMV signature will be added to your voter registration application after you click “submit” at the end of the online application. If there is no signature on file with DMV, all of your information will be transmitted to your county elections office; you will just need to click “print,” sign the paper application, and mail it. Your county elections official will contact you when your voter registration application is approved or when more information is needed to confirm your eligibility.