Thank you for your interest in being a California voter!
The strength of our democracy depends on the willingness of our citizens to help choose the people who will lead us, and to make our voices heard on issues of importance to the future of our state and nation.
Whether you have never voted in the United States before or are an experienced voter who has moved to California from another state, the information on this website is designed to make voting a rewarding experience for you. Here, you will find the tools and information you need to register to vote, sign up to vote by mail, locate your polling place, prepare to vote there for the first time, and get answers to your questions about voting.
With the goal of inspiring and preparing every eligible citizen to vote, the Secretary of State provides this New Voter page, plus election-related materials and voter hotline assistance, in nine additional languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. For information in these languages, please choose from the menu of "New Voter Information" links on the left side of this page, or call one of the toll-free Voter Assistance Hotlines.