The general election is Nov 3, 2020
California, here’s all the info you need to know!
The Rona will not pause the revolution. Get the facts.
Important Dates to know, California!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered California voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of California
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
- You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
- You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
- At the age 16
- U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
- Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
- Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
- Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.
Can I vote if I have a record?
Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. For more details on the rules in California, please review this State of California resource.
I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?
California defines voting residency as “domicile.” Domicile includes the place where your habitation is fixed and you have “the intention of remaining.” Your choice to make a place your domicile or residence is key in determining your residency for voting. The Secretary of State has made clear that students can choose between their school addresses and their parents’ homes when deciding where to register to vote. California courts and the Attorney General have also made clear that if you move residences each school year and you cannot establish a new residence in time to register to vote (you do not have housing yet, for instance), you can vote at your previous school-year address.
Will I need ID?
- The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
- Your California Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
- Valid Photo ID
- Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
- Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
- Valid US Passport
- Insurance Plan ID Card
- Public Housing ID Card
- Health Club ID Card
- Valid Employee ID
- Valid California Driver's License
- Valid Student ID
- Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
- Valid Military ID
- Debit or Credit Card
- Valid California Issued ID
- Valid Commercial ID
- Certificate of Vehicle Ownership
- Discharge Certificates, Pardons or other Similar Documents Issued to you by a Government Agency
- Lease or rental statement or agreement Issued by a Government Agency
- Government Check
- Sample Ballot mailed to you
- Voter notification or confirmation card
- Current Utility Bill
- ID Issued by a Government Disability Agency
- Insurance Plan or Discount Drug Plan Card Issued by a Government Agency
- Property Tax Statement
- A Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
- Bank Statement
- Other Official Elections Document
- Valid California Vehicle Registration
- University Tuition Bill Issued by a Government Agency
- Public Transportation Authority Senior Discounted Fare ID Card
- Identification Documents Issued by Government Homeless Shelters or Other Facilities
- Government Paycheck
- Drug prescription Issued by a Government Doctor or Health Care Provider