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Voting FAQ

How do I register to vote?
Just click on the California Voter Registration Button and fill out the online form. Please be sure to reference voting Dates and Deadlines.

Where can I learn more about the Primary Election 

Use the Official Voter Information Guide to learn more about the propositions on the ballot this year. 

What if I miss the deadline? Can I still Vote?

Yes, you can register on California’s Election Day.  If you are registering or re-registering less than 15 days before an election you will need to complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office or polling location. For more information on voter registration and voting locations, contact your local county elections official.

Should I register to vote in my home county or where I reside in San Luis Obispo County?
You can decide. If you want to participate in the decisions for the community where you are from, or intend to return there soon, you can register to vote absentee. If you are interested to participate in the issues where you live while going to school, you can register to vote in SLO County.

Where is my polling place if I'm registered in San Luis Obispo County?
This year, because of the Voter's Choice Act every registered voter in participating counties will be delivered a ballot 28 days before Election Day.

You may also drop off your ballot at one of SLO County's Voter Service Centers

Who Can Register to Vote in California?
To register to vote in California, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a resident of California
  • Be at least 18 years old, or turning 18 by the election
  • Not have been declared “non-compos mentis” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
  • Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony

You must register to vote at least 15 days before the election you wish to vote in, or you can register during the early voting period or on Election Day.

Tracking Your Ballot
You can track your ballot every the step of the way by registering here.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can use this online registration application to pre-register to vote.

Voting Rights Restoration
California does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole.  If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.