CLICK HERE to register online at the official State of California portal.
Complete paper registration forms must be postmarked by 15 days prior to the election date.
To vote in the November 2020 election you must meet these requirements:
CLICK HERE to check your status or to see if your registration has taken effect.
In California, you can pre-register to vote so that your voter status is in place when you turn 18.
For decades Californian's have turned to the League of Women Voters (LWV) a non-partisan non-profit for information about and explanations of propositions and measures appearing on a ballot. The LWV of California and Maplight (a non-partisan non-profit) have created this Voter's Edge tool.
"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."
Each election the League of Women Voters of California carefully studies the ballot measures at stake for the current election. Voter recommendations are made. These recommendations are formed from grassroots member study and consenus.
These recommendations are available in several forms. CLICK for the Easy Voter Guide -- perfect for the busy voter.
For each election the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters hires hundreds of temporary workers. Many work only the day of the election as a poll worker. Some of these paid positions are specifically for students. Workers need to attend half day training prior to the election. Poll workers can earn up to $205 working just election day, and have the opportunity to learn first hand how elections work.