If you want to vote, you must first be registered. If you live in California, you are lucky. California makes it very easy to register, as long as you are a United States citizen, a California resident and will be at least 18 years of age on election day.
Here’s how to register
The old fashioned way
You can pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.
Register to vote online
The State of California has provided Californians with an online application to download since 2009. In 2011, the California legislature passed a bill that enables Californians to register to vote online. Californians whose signature is already on file with the state Department of Motor Vehicles may transfer their voter registration form electronically to county elections officials from the secretary of state’s website via the California voter registration website.
San Bernardino County Voter Resources
San Bernardino County Elections Office of Registered Voters is your go-to site for local voter resources. Among the resources provided by the County Elections Office is the ability to register to vote by mail, look up your polling place and determine which district you live in, whether you’re looking for your County Board of Supervisor’s District, your City Council Ward, or your Community College District.
Make your voice count
Statistics show that only about 12% of eligible voters in San Bernardino turns out to vote, and the youth vote is greatly under represented. Affect the change you want to see in San Bernardino by registering to vote now.
- San Bernardino County Elections
- California Secretary of State Voter Registration
- California Online Voter Registration
- Find your polling place!