Voter Registration

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Register to Vote

Everything you need to know about voter registration, including links to online registration, eligibility, voter registration updates, and using a paper voter registration form to register and vote.

Restore Your Vote

Do you have a criminal conviction? Are you in jail or on probation? You may be eligible to vote. Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote only while in prison. You can register and vote upon release from prison.

New Citizens

New citizens who are at least 18 years old are eligible to register and vote after participating in a Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) ceremony. Citizens 16 and 17 years old are eligible to pre-register to vote; these registrants will have their registrations held until they become eligible to vote.

Confidential Voter Registration

The voter registration file is not available to the general public; however, certain information is available to qualified applicants for political, election-specific, journalistic, scholarly, or governmental purposes. By becoming a confidential voter, all of the voter's information is kept private and is not available to others for any purposes

Voter Information Requests

Information on your voter registration affidavit is used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and a misdemeanor. Voter registration information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or to other persons or groups for election, scholarly, journalistic, political or government purposes as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver’s license and Social Security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline. Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State’s Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Election Notifications (Mailings)

The Yolo County Elections Office regularly sends election notifications or mail to voters. These mailings, most often required by law, range from notification cards to information cards to ballots. The United States Postal Service election mail logo helps voters easily identify our mail. It is important to review any election mail you receive, as it may be a notice regarding your registration status, information on voting locations and official ballot drop boxes, or your ballot. Keep reading for the different types of mailings you may receive from our office.