For Immediate Release
May 23, 2018
SOS Press Office
Conditional Voter Registration Allows Californians who Missed Traditional Deadline another Opportunity to Register to Vote
SACRAMENTO – There is a new option for Californians who missed the May 21 deadline to register or update their voter registration for the June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary. A new option known as conditional voter registration allows eligible citizens to register and vote on the same day, today through Election Day.
"There is a new opportunity for California citizens who missed the voter registration deadline — conditional voter registration," Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. "If you missed the regular voter registration deadline you may not be able to vote at your local polling place or by mail, but you still have an opportunity to cast a ballot. Between now and Election Day, you can go to your county election office or a designated satellite location to complete the conditional voter registration process by filing out a voter registration card and a ballot. Once county elections officials complete the regular voter registration verification process, your ballot will be processed and your vote will be counted. This yet another step California is taking to lead the nation in expanding voting rights and access to the ballot."
“If you are unsure of your voter registration status, you can quickly check it at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov," Padilla added.
Special Note: Voters in Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and San Mateo counties can access conditional voter registration at any Vote Center in their county. These counties are adopting the Voter’s Choice Act. To learn more about the Voter’s Choice Act, visit: http://voterschoice.sos.ca.gov