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Voting Rights

Know the Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or those detained in Jail or Prison.

Eligibility Requirements

Who can register to vote?

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A resident of California
  • At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day
  • Not currently imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison), and Not currently found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law

Safe at Home Participants

Please do NOT use this form to register or re-register to vote if you are enrolled in a confidential address program such as Safe at Home. If sharing your address could put you in life-threatening danger, you may be eligible to register to vote confidentially.

For more information, contact the Safe at Home program at (877) 322-5227 or visit www.sos.ca.gov/registries/safe-home/.

 

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