Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment

Important — 2024 California

General Election Dates

  • The last day to register to vote for the November 5, 2024, General Election is October 21, 2024
  • All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 5, 2024, General Election.
  • Your county elections office will begin mailing ballots by October 7, 2024.
  • Ballot drop-off locations open on October 8, 2024.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office.
  • Vote centers open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties beginning on October 26, 2024.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by November 12, 2024.

For more information on Same Day Voter Registration, please visit:

To register to vote in California you must: 

  • Be a United States Citizen

  • Be a resident of California

  • Be 18 years old or older on Election Day

  • Not serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony

  • Not be currently found to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court


For applications in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai,  and Vietnamese visit:

Click HERE for more information regarding how to vote using California Secretary of State’s Office Safe at Home and Safe at Home email.