To vote on November 7 you must have registered by October 23.
Learn how new laws affect you and your vote:
- When you register to vote for the first time, you must provide
a driver's license or other identification number. If you re-register
and have not previously had your identification number verified
by an elections official, you must include identification information.
- Many counties may have new voting equipment. See a list
of counties and their voting equipment. New voting systems
permit voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently
and facilitate voting by members of minority language communities.
All voting systems must pass strict tests.
- If you registered to vote after January 2003 and did not include
an acceptable identification number on your registration form,
you may have to show identification at the polling place.
Be safe and take one of the following with you: California driver's
license or ID or a copy of a current utility bill, paycheck or
government document that shows your name and current residential
- If you vote with a "provisional
ballot" because your name was not on the list at your polling
place, you will be able to find out if your vote was counted.
Each county in California has a free process to notify voters
whether their ballot was counted or not and, if not, why the ballot
was not eligible. To find your county's Free Access System Web
site or toll-free telephone number, see this PDF file: Provisional Voting Free Access System.
- Polling place workers are trained to help you identify and correct
specified errors in voting.
to Vote in California" frequently asked questions for more
information about voting.
See also "What's
New" from the Secretary of State (PDF file).