Register to Vote in California

In 2018, our generation will be the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country, with our own values and ideas. We can choose to let other people make decisions that impact our future, or we can vote and get a future that works for us.

This year Californians will be electing a new Governor and US Senator on November 6. The stakes are high and together, we have the power to elect the next generation of leaders who care about our vision for the future — but only if we vote. The first step is to get registered.

Register on September 25 from 11 am to 4 pm on Lower Sproul Plaza for National Voter Registration Day! There will be food vendors, live performances, guest speakers, volunteers ready to register you to vote, and SO MUCH MORE!
If you moved recently or want to receive a mail-in ballot — you need to re-register!!!
The LAST DAY to register to vote is October 22, and voting day is November 6!

Can’t make it to the Sproul event?

Apply onlineVoter registration forms are also available from

  • Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland
  • City clerks offices, such as the Office of the City Clerk, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley
  • Public libraries
  • Post offices

What are the qualifications for registration?

You must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of California
  • 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

Language assistance

Pursuant to the Federal Voting Rights Act all Alameda County registration and sample ballot information is available in Spanish and Chinese as well as English.

  • To speak to a voter outreach worker call (510) 272-6948
  • For assistance in Cantonese call (510) 208-9665
  • For assistance in Spanish call (510) 272-6975.