How can I register to vote?

You can register online on the Secretary of State's website. You can also fill out the short Registration by Mail form. Sign the form and mail it. It's pre-addressed, and no stamp is required. Voter registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse: 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1 Oakland, CA 94612 Forms are also available at all offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city clerks offices, public libraries, and post offices. You may also call the Registrar of Voters at (510) 267-8683 or the Secretary of State at (800) 345-VOTE and request a registration form to be mailed to you.

Check if you are registered to vote and if so, in what county. 

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can use this online registration application to pre-register to vote.

For more information on registering to vote you may want to visit the Secretary of State's Frequently Asked Questions.

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1. When am I eligible to vote?
2. How can I register to vote?
3. When is the deadline for registering to vote in California?
4. Does it cost to register to vote?
5. Am I registered to vote once I fill out and mail the registration form?
6. Do I ever have to re-register to vote?
7. Can my voter registration be cancelled because I fail to vote?
8. Can I register for someone else?
9. What is a sample ballot?
10. What if I do not receive a sample ballot?
11. What is a ballot pamphlet?
12. Where will I vote?
13. Where do I return a Vote by Mail ballot?
14. Do I need identification when I go to vote?
15. What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
16. What types of elections are there?
17. How can I find answers to other election-related questions?
18. What Council District do I live in?