Register Now to Vote by Mail

Who may register to vote?

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A resident of California
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by court action

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Register to vote by mail:

All registered voters may choose to vote by mail via a mail ballot. A mail ballot can be requested as early as 60 days prior to the next election . Mail ballots will be mailed beginning 29 days before Election Day. However, a request for a mail ballot must be received by the Office of the Registrar of Voters (RoV) no later than 5 p.m. 7 days before the election

Mail Ballots can be obtained 3 ways:

Option 1- Download the application form, complete, sign and return it to the RoV.

Mail Ballot Form in PDF Format
File Size: 51.6 KB

Option 2- Prepare written request to include voter’s name, residence address, name and date of election for which mail ballot is being requested, the address where the ballot will be mailed, and the voter’s signature. This request can be mailed, faxed or hand delivered to the RoV.

Option 3- An application form will also be on the back cover of each sample ballot pamphlet. The mailing of these pamphlets to all registered voters will begin 29 days prior to the election. Tear off the card and complete, ROV.

Remember the sooner you submit your request the sooner you will receive your mail ballot. All voted mail ballots must be returned to the RoV before 8 p.m. on Election Day. You may also drop off your mail ballot at any polling location on Election Day.

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