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Are You Already Registered to Vote?

To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit the Secretary of State's Check Status of Your Voter Registration web page. If you are not registered to vote, you can follow the simple steps below.


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 (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Rights Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison), and

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