Voter Registration Information

You can register to vote in California on-line through the California Secretary of State Office (Best way) or you can use the National Voter Registration Form at the bottom of this page. If you use the National Voter Application, you will have to print it out, sign, and mail it in.

To register online you will need:
Your California driver license or California identification card number,
The last four digits of your social security number and
Your date of birth.

Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.

If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election.

For more information, contact the Elections Division at Phone: (916) 657-2166 or (800) 345-VOTE (8683), or visit
Instructions for National Form

Should I ever give out my social security number on line? No, you shouldn’t. In our on-line Voter Registration Section, some states such as Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, and New Mexico, may ask for your social security number to prevent fraudulent registration and voting.

At no time does need your Social Security number for any reason. In the states that request a social security number for processing, we have added a safety feature in the description “If you do not want to type in your Social Security number in this form for security reasons, you can leave it blank. When you print your form to mail, you will still have the option to write it in manually before you mail in your registration application if your state requires it. We recommend typing in just the first three numbers and writing the rest in by hand after printing.. The referenced states may need that information to process your application. If you have any questions about any fields, just point your curser at the question mark beside each field.