Learn how to register to vote in person or by mail

May 16, 2022 /

Voting elections are set to take place on June 7 and all active voters will be receiving a vote-by-mail ballot. All registered votes can vote and the last day to register to vote during the Primary Election is May 23, 2022.

The vote-by-mail ballots should start arriving at households by May 9. These ballots can be taken to the poll sites on election day or mailed before the election day. Poll sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

To check what voting poll sites are nearby, go to https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/ and enter an address.

Those who are registered that will not be able to make it to the polls on election day can request an absentee ballot at https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/. These allow the voters that will not be able to make it on election day to vote early.

There is also a Same-Day Voter Registration also known as Conditional Voter Registration for those who miss the deadline to register or for those who need to update their voter registration.

Those 16 or 17 can pre-register to vote to be registered to vote on their 18th birthday automatically.

The candidates that will be included in the ballot will be U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, and State Assembly Member.

There will also be local candidates on the ballot based on county.

To check if one is already registered to vote, go to https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/. Residents will need their California Driver’s License or Identification Card and their social security to check if they are already registered to vote. Residents do not need to register again unless their name or political party has changed.

To register to vote, residents will need to go to https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/. Voters must be United States citizens, residents of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election Day. Voting status can be checked online at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/.