New Voters

Thank you for your interest in being a California voter!

As a voter, you help decide who will lead us. You make your voice heard on important issues that affect the future of our state and nation. Every time you use your precious right to vote, our democracy grows stronger.

You can find all the forms and information you need to become a California voter by choosing from the topics on the left side of this page.

If you have never voted in California, or have moved since the last time you voted, select "Registering to Vote."

To apply to vote by mail, select "Where and How to Vote." If you would like to vote at your local polling place instead, that same page will tell you what to bring when you vote for the first time.

The Secretary of State offers voter information and assistance in English and nine more languages. Select SpanishChineseHindiJapaneseKhmerKoreanTagalogThai or Vietnamese or choose a language on the left side of this page.

For voter assistance in your language, call one of the toll-free Voter Hotlines.