Pre-register at Sixteen. Vote at Eighteen.

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

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

Pre-register in 2 easy steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the "Pre-register to Vote" button.

You are automatically registered on your 18th birthday.

For more information you may also visit the Secretary of State's website at or call the toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

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