Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for California

Voter requirements

Be a U.S. citizen

Be 18 years old on Election Day

Be a resident of California

Not currently be in state or federal prison for the conviction of a felony

Not currently be found to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

In general, ID is not required unless you registered to vote by mail and did not provide either a state-issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If this applies to you, you may be required to show proof of residency. You can show photo ID, U.S. passport, the county Voter Information Guide you received from your county elections office, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with name and current address.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions