Pre-register at sixteen. Vote at eighteen.

Pre-registration is available online for eligible 16- and 17-year-olds at or via the paper registration form. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old.

Pre-register in 4 easy steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the "Pre-register to Vote" button.
  3. Become automatically registered on your 18th birthday.
  4. Cast your ballot on Election Day!

What is Pre-registration?

If you are 16 or 17 years old and meet all other voter eligibility requirements, you can pre-register to vote at

Simply complete the online pre-registration application and on your 18th birthday, you will automatically be registered to vote.

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