Voters often don’t know how to get reliable information about the upcoming elections. That’s why I have developed this easy-to-access Voter Resource Center. The helpful tips and links below will help answer any questions you have. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here .
Just moved to the 48th and need to change your voter registration? Deciding to vote for the first time and not sure how to register? Not yet 18 but want to make sure your registered in time? Either way we got you covered. Visit registertovote.ca.gov for all your registration needs:
- Register and re-register: Click “Register to Vote Now” and fill out the required information. You’ll need to provide your California state ID or driver’s license number, the last four digits of your social security, and your date of birth. Once completed hit submit and you’re ready to vote! Simple as that.
- Pre-register: No one has to miss out on election day! If you or your child is 16 to 17 years old, and will be celebrating an 18th birthday on or before election day — great news – click “Pre-Register to Vote,” fill out the required information and once you or your child turns 18, they’ll be set to cast their vote automatically.
Can’t hold in your excitement about election day and want to make sure you’re ready to go before the big day? You can check the status of your registration at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.
KEY ELECTION DATES
Mark your calendars for these key election dates:
|December 28, 2023||Certified List of Candidates will be posted.|
|January 5, 2024||Online Voter Information Guide released. |
|January 25, 2024||Voter Information Guide begins to be mailed out.|
|February 5, 2024||Early voting sites open. Last day for county election officials to mail out vote-by-mail ballots.|
|February 6, 2024||Vote-by-mail ballot drop-off locations open.|
|February 20, 2024||Deadline for voter registration.|
If you miss this deadline don’t fret. You can still register to vote by filling out a Same Day Voter Registration at your local county elections office, polling place, or vote center.
|March 5, 2024||Election Day!|
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Vote-by-mail ballot drop off locations will be officially closed at 8:00p.m.
|March 12, 2024||Last day mailed in vote-by-mail ballots, postmarked before or on election day, will be accepted.|
|April 4th 2024||Last day for county officials to certify election results. |
CALIFORNIA VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS
The right to vote if you are a registered voter. You are eligible to vote if you are:
—A U.S. citizen living in California.
—At least 18 years old.
—Registered where you currently live.
—Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony.
—Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
The right to vote if you are a registered voter even if your name is not on the list.
The right to vote if you are still in line when the polls close.
The right to cast a secret ballot without anyone bothering you or telling you how to vote.
The right to get a new ballot if you have made a mistake.
The right to get help casting your ballot from anyone you choose, except from your employer or union representative.
The right to drop off your completed vote-by-mail ballot at any polling place in California.
The right to get election materials in a language other than English if enough people in your voting precinct speak that language.
The right to ask questions to elections officials about election procedures and watch the election process.
The right to report any illegal or fraudulent election activity to an elections official or the Secretary of State’s office.