Guide for the New Voter

If you're getting ready to vote for the first time, this short video can help. It goes over the basic requirements for voting in the U.S. and explains why it's important to know your state's specific rules for voting.

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What Can Go Right?


Take Actions To Protect Your Vote

  • Verify that you are registered
  • Verify what ID is required and obtain it
  • Verify your polling location
  • Use easy voting tools-(Absentee Ballot, Online voting, Early Voting, Motor Voting)
  • Know what's on the ballot
  • Voting problem- Call 1-866-OURVOTE (1-866-687-8683) to report

Know your rights?

  • If you are turned away at the polls
  • If you want your rights restored if criminal record
  • If you moved
  • If you are in the military
  • If you are a student
  • If you are disabled
  • If you need to vote early

Help get out the vote

  • Canvas in your neighborhood door to door
  • Join a church voter phone bank
  • Take 5 people to the polls
  • Make sure your household is registered
  • Encourage young people to vote
  • Share voter protection tips
  • Help organize a candidates forum

Access Key Voting Resources

Next Steps!

To Obtain a Paper Voter Registration Application

If you would like to register using a paper voter registration application, you can pick one up at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.To request a paper voter registration application be mailed to you, please call (800) 345-VOTE(8683) or email Elections Division staff.

Same Day Voter Registration (Conditional Voter Registration)

In elections conducted by your county elections official, you can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline. For more information please go to Same Day Voter Registration.

College Students and Voters Living Abroad

If you are a Californian living away from home while attending a college, trade school or technical school, or a voter living temporarily outside the United States, please see College Students and Voters Living Abroad.

Are You Already Registered to Vote?

To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit Check Status of Your Voter Registration.

When to Re-Register to Vote

You need to re-register to vote when: You change your name, or you change your political party choice.