Today, Monday, Oct. 24, is the deadline for Californians to register to vote or update their voter registration in order to participate in the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election. Voters who miss this deadline will still have the option of utilizing Same Day voter registration but will have to do so in person at their county elections office or at any in-person voting location.
“The 2022 General Election will be a consequential election,” said Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber.” Online voter registration is quick and easy atRegisterToVote.ca.gov. The website is mobile friendly, so you can even register to vote from your tablet or smartphone.”
Online voter registration is available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. Paper voter registration cards are available at most government offices — such as libraries and post offices — and must be postmarked on or before the October 24 deadline.
Californians must update their voter registration if they have:
- Moved permanent addresses
- Changed their legal name
- Want to update their political party preference
Voters are who unsure of their voter registration status can verify their voter registration status at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov.
“Once you’ve confirmed that your voter registration—including your address—is up to date, sign up to track the status of your vote-by-mail ballot through California’s official “Where’s My Ballot?” tracking tool at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov,” Weber added.
‘Same Day’ Voter Registration Process after Oct. 24
Eligible citizens who miss the “traditional” Oct. 24 deadline have the option to participate in the Same Day Voter Registration process at their local county elections office or any in-person voting location. Voters who participate in Same Day registration will be asked to fill out a voter registration form and be provided a ballot.
Their ballots will be counted once the county office has completed the voter registration verification process. Voters can complete the ‘Same Day’ voter registration process all the way through Election Day on Nov. 8.