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As a houser, make you voice heard. Here is some helpful voter information.

WHO CAN LEGALLY VOTE

To register to vote in California, you must be:

• A United States citizen,
• A resident of California,
• 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
• Not in prison or in county jail (serving a state prison sentence or serving a term of more than one year in jail for a defined "low-level" felony), or on parole, post release community supervision, or post-sentencing probation for a felony conviction (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Guide for Currently or Formerly Incarcerated Californians), and
• Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.

Find out if you’re registered at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/

If you changed your name, address, or party affiliation since you last voted, you need to re-register at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/

PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER INFORMATION

It's the fastest growing trend among voting Californians. Want to vote by mail in the comfort of your home? It’s easy. For information visit this link http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_m.htm

NEW VOTER AND NEED LANGUAGE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION

The strength of our democracy depends on the willingness of our citizens to help choose the people who will lead us, and to make our voices heard on issues of importance to the future of our state and nation. Whether you have never voted in the United States before or are an experienced voter who has moved to California from another state, the information on this website is designed to make voting a rewarding experience for you. Here, you will find the tools and information you need to register to vote, sign up to vote by mail, locate your polling place, prepare to vote there for the first time, and get answers to your questions about voting.

With the goal of inspiring and preparing every eligible citizen to vote, the Secretary of State provides this New Voter page, plus election-related materials and voter hotline assistance, in six additional languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese. For information in these languages, please visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/new-voter/

VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES

Please visit this link http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_dis.htm

The Secretary of State's office established a Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) in 2005 to advise, assist and provide recommendations to the Secretary of State's office as to how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately. For more information about the VAAC, please contact Jane Howell, Elections Analyst, at (916) 657-2166, or by email at jane.howell@sos.ca.gov.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

For general inquires on voting in California, visit the voter information link at the California Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

For additional assistance with voter registration you can also contact the Secretary of State's office at the following toll-free numbers:

English:        (800) 345-8683
Spanish:       (800) 232-8682
Chinese:       (800) 339-2857
Hindi:           (888) 345-2692
Japanese:     (800) 339-2865
Khmer:         (888) 345-4917
Korean:        (866) 575-1558
Tagalog:       (800) 339-2957
Thai:            (855) 345-3933
Vietnamese:  (800) 339-8163
TTY/TDD:      (800) 833-8683

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER A PROBLEM

Provisional voting exists in California to ensure that no properly registered voter is denied their right to cast a ballot if that voter's name is not on the polling place roster due to a clerical, processing, computer, or other error. For information, please visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_provisional.htm