How To Register
Voter registration is necessary to confirm voter eligibility. Due to the pandemic, registered voters in California will have opportunity to vote by mail. For this reason, it is imperative that election officials have a current mailing address well in advance of the election.
To register to vote in California you must be:
- A United States citizen and a resident of California
- 18 years old or older on Election Day (November 3, 2020),
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
If you have changed your address, name, or political party preference since the last election, you must re-register to vote. Re-registering to vote is simple and can easily be done online in the same way that a new voter would register. To find out if you are currently registered to vote, you can check the status of your voter registration online.
We encourage first-time registrants and those who need to update their voter registration, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day on September 22, 2020. Although the official online registration deadline is October 19th, it is recommended that you register as soon as possible.
After October 19th, voter registration is no longer available online for the 2020 General Election and must be completed in person as outlined below.
Online Before October 19th
The California State University, Fullerton community is invited to register to vote through the Ballot competition at the following link: https://registertovote.ca.gov/?t=s.
The Ballot Bowl is friendly competition among California’s major higher education systems, including the California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) systems.
Online registration through the Ballot Bowl is available for the November 2020 election only until the October 19th deadline.
In Person After October 19th
Conditional Registration, also referred to as Same Day Voter Registration, is available to Californians who missed the October 19th deadline.
Eligible citizens who need to register or re-register to vote within 14 days of an election can complete this process to register and vote at their county elections office, polling place, or vote center. Their ballots will be processed and counted once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.
Those who register this way will be able to cast a “provisional ballot” in the November 2020 election. Visit caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov for a list of early voting locations where you can complete the Same Day Voter Registration Process.
Need to register on Election Day? Use the polling place lookup tool to find your local polling location.