Student Voter Registration

     You can register to vote:
• If you are a United States citizen and a CA resident,
• Will be 18 years or older by Election Day.

*If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you can pre-register to vote.

Pre-registration is simple and easy to do online. To pre-register, simply click on the link below and  fill out the form online. To obtain a voter registration application via mail, call (800) 345-VOTE (8643).

If students do not have a California driver’s license or identification card number, they can still use the online form to apply to register.

Pre-registration does not change the voting age, which is 18 years old; it simply gives high school students sufficient time to become informed voters. Once 18, a postcard will be sent to their address saying their registration is active. In the next election, voters will automatically receive their election-related materials.



For more information visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Click on the links below to access the files: (English & Spanish)

Quick Guide: California Voter Registration/Pre-Registration Application  

Guia rapida: Inscripcion de votante/Solicitud de preinscripcion de California