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Voter Registration

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE: QUALIFICATIONS TO REGISTER TO VOTE:
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,
  • 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.
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS:
Military and overseas voters are United States citizens who are members of the Uniformed Services (on active duty) and their eligible dependents, members of the Merchant Marine and their eligible dependents, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States citizens residing outside the United States. To apply to register to vote, receive your election materials, and vote, you must apply for a special absentee ballot by filling out a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
The deadline to register to vote is 15 days before each election.  If you forget to register in time you can register and vote the same day through a process called Conditional Voter Registration.  Important:  Conditional Voter Registration must be done at the Yuba County Elections Office.  In Yuba County you CANNOT register at a polling site on election day.

RE-REGISTER TO VOTE WHEN YOU:
  • Move to a new permanent residence,
  • Change your name, or
  • Change your political party choice.
CANCEL VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS:
A voter’s registration can be cancelled at the signed, written request of the voter (to include name, date of birth, address, signature and date signed), when the mental incompetency of the person registered is legally established by the court, upon proof the person is presently imprisoned, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony or on post release community supervision, upon death of the person, upon official notification the voter is registered in another county, or upon production of a certified copy of judgement directing the cancellation to be made.