Registering to Vote
Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other persons for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver’s license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline.
Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State’s Safe at Home program or visit the Secretary of State’s Internet Web site. (EC 2157.2)
Voter Registration Qualifications
To Register to vote in California, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States and resident of California (for information on voters in the military, please see the military and overseas voters link below),
- 18 years old or older on Election Day,
- Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for a conviction of a felony (for information please see Voting Rights: Persons with a Criminal History.), and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court (for more information please see Voting Rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship).
How and Where to Register to Vote
Paper Voter Registration Applications can be obtained at any Lake County Library, Post Office, or from the Registrar of Voters office in person or by calling (707)263-2372.
To Register online please visit, Registertovote.ca.gov
Additional Information and Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Military & Overseas Voters
- My Voter Status
- Political Parties
- Voting Rights Restored
- Who Can Vote in California