Voter Registration

Click here to check your registration status.

To vote in California, you must be:

  • At least 18 years old by election day
  • 18 by June 3, 2014, you can vote in the Primary Election AND General Election
  • 18 by November 4, 2014, you can only vote in the General Election
  • A US Citizen
  • A California resident
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by court action
  • Register to vote by May 19, 2014 (For June 5 Primary Election)

How to Register to Vote

Register to Vote Now

You can apply to register to vote right now by filling in the online application. If you have any questions, visit Frequently Asked Questions, contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (800) 345-8683 or by email.

Download & Print a Voter Registration Form (Santa Clara County)


Fill out form online & Print Registration Form (California Secretary of State)

Signed & completed forms must be returned in person or by mail. They cannot be faxed or e-mailed.

  • Address to deliver in-person: Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Mailing Address: Registrar of Voters, P.O. Box 611300, San Jose, CA 95161-1300

Postcard registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters’ Office, U.S.Post Offices, Public Libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other government offices.

How to Re-Register to Vote

You must complete a new Voter Registration Form:

  • If you are registering to vote for the first time
  • If you have moved to Santa Clara County from a different county
  • To change your name
  • To change your political party affiliation

Download & Print a Voter Registration Form

Signed & completed forms must be returned in person or by mail. They cannot be faxed or e-mailed.

How to Update your Voter Registration

Complete a Voter Action Request Form if you are already registered to vote in Santa Clara County and you want to:

  • Change your address (if you moved within Santa Clara County) or mailing address
  • Change your language preference (English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)
  • Sign up for Permanent Vote by Mail status
  • Correct misspellings or other errors in your registration information

Return signed & completed form:

  • Fax to (408) 998-7314*
  • Mail to Registrar of Voters, Voter Registration Division, PO Box 611300, San Jose, CA 95161-1300
  • E-mail to*

*NOTE: Fax and e-mail will only be accepted for Voter Action Request Forms; if you are completing a new VOTER REGISTRATION FORM, you MUST MAIL the signed original.