Voter Registration Hotline:
To be eligible to register and vote in California, you must:
While voter registration is continuous, in order to be eligible to vote in an up-coming election you must register to vote no later than 29 days before the election. For the November 5, 1996 Presidential Election the last day to register is October 7.
- be a United States citizen
- be a resident of California
- be at least 18 years of age by the date of the next election
- not be in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony
- not be judicially determined to be mentally incompetent to register to vote.
Forms are available in a number of locations or by calling Secretary of State Bill Jones' Voter Registration Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE. There is also a Spanish-language registration hotline at 1-800-232-VOTA. Secretary Jones is committed to 100% participation by eligible citizens, so do your part -- register, and encourage your eligible friends, neighbors, family members, and co-workers to register to vote today!
Registration forms are also available from your county clerk or registrar of voters. You may find their phone numbers under " Voter Information" on this web site. You can also frequently find forms at public libraries, post offices, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and many other government offices.