Guide to Filling Out the Voter Registration Form

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

You cannot register to vote in California if you are:

  • not a US citizen
  • not a California resident
  • not at least 18 years old (16 for pre-registration)
  • serving a prison term for a felony
  • currently found incompetent to vote by a court

Registration form must be post marked or delivered in person to the elections office by 15 days before an election to be valid for that election:

Marin County Elections Office
Marin Civic Center, Room 121
PO Box E
San Rafael, CA 94913

Information requested on the registration form

  1. Qualifications - 1 (Required)
    • I am a U.S. citizen and resident of California (If "No", you cannot register.)
    • I am 18 or older (If "No", you cannot register.)
    • I am 16 or 17 and want to pre-register
  2. Your legal name - 2 (Required)
    • First
    • Middle
    • Last (including suffix, such as Jr, Sr, III)
  3. Identification - 3 (Required)
    • Date of birth
    • California driver license or ID card number
    • Last four digits of Social Security Number
    • US State or foreign county where you were born
  4. The address where you live - 4 (Required)
    • Home Address (You cannot use a PO Box or Business address)
    • If you do not have a street address, describe where you live including cross streets, Route, N, S, E, W, etc.
  5. The address where you receive mail - 5 (Skip if same as the address where you live)
    • Mailing address
  6. Registration history - 6 (Optional)
    • Previous name
    • Previous address
    • Previous party preference
  7. Vote by mail - 7
    • All voter in California are mailed a ballot whether they request a mail ballot or not.
  8. Political party preference - 8
    • If you do not select a Party or No Party/None, you will be registered as No Party/None
  9. Optional voter information - 9 (Optional)
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • Language preference
    • Ethnicity/race
  10. Affidavit - 10 (Required)
    • Your signature (If you have multiple signatures sign all)
    • Date
    • By signing you swear under penalty of perjury the the information you provided is true and correct.

NOTE: If someone helped you fill out the form or returned the form for you, they must fill out and sign the "Did someone help you fill out or deliver this form?" section on the bottom of the form.

Voter registration instructions. Rev. 5/8/2024