National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday, first observed in 2012, and held on the fourth Tuesday of September. If you have not yet registered to vote, now is a good time to do it!
You can be a resident of two states, but you can only vote in one. If you are a UC Berkeley student with a permanent address in a state other than California, you can choose where you want to cast your vote.
- To register to vote in your home state, start by visiting vote.gov.
- To register to vote in California, visit registertovote.ca.gov.
If you prefer not to register online, voter registration forms are also available at:
- Registrar of Voters Office, located in the Rene C. Davison Courthouse at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices
- Public libraries
- Post offices
What are the qualifications for registration?
You must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- A resident of the state your are voting in
- Not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
- At least 18 years of age on the date of the next election
(A person may register to vote at age 17 if they will be 18 on or before the next election)
- California law denies the right to vote to persons who have been determined mentally incompetent