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Facts For Voters

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Who may register to vote?
When is it necessary to re-register?
I just moved to California, when am I able to register?
Do I have to register with a specific political party?
I did not vote in the last election. Do I need to re-register?
How can I find out if I am still registered?
What if I just moved and didn't have time to re-register?
Where do I go to vote?

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

When is it necessary to re-register?

When you move, change your name, or wish to change your political
party preference.

I just moved to California, when am I able to register?

There is no waiting period in California before you can register
to vote. However, you must be registered 15 days prior to an election
to be eligible to vote.

Do I have to register with a specific political party?

No, California law states that an individual may choose either to
register with a specific political party, register as non-partisan,
or decline to state.

I did not vote in the last election. Do I need to re-register?

No. Generally speaking, you are registered for as long as you live
at the same address.

How can I find out if I am still registered?

You can call the Registrar of Voters Office to find out if you are
still registered or you can check it here

What if I just moved and didn't have time to re-register?

If you moved within San Diego County 14 days or less before an election,
you can go to your old polling place, your new polling place, or
to the Registrar of Voters Office.

Where do I go to vote?

Your polling location is printed on the back of your sample ballot
pamphlet. In addition, the Registrar of Voters maintains a polls
lookup on our web site approximately 3 weeks before each major election.