pre-register at 16. vote at 18.

Online Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds

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About Pre-Registration

Online pre-registration is now available for eligible 16 and 17 year olds by visiting registertovote.ca.gov. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old. 

Pre-registration does not change the voting age, which is 18. Instead, it allows eligible Californians ages 16 or 17 to complete the online voter registration form providing sufficient time and opportunity to get ready to vote.

The new online pre-registration applies to California youth who are 16 or 17 and meet the following criteria:

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