Today (Monday) is the last day to register to vote in order to cast a ballot or vote by mail in the Nov. 6 general election.
Residents of California have until midnight on Oct. 22 to register, or update their registration if they have moved or changed their names, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Those who are unsure of their voter registration status can check it at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov.
"This election will have a major impact on our nation, our state, and our local communities in the coming years -- make sure your voice is heard," Padilla said in a statement.
Online voter registration is available at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. The website is mobile-friendly, so residents can register from their
smartphone or tablet.
Online voter registration is available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and
Paper voter registration cards are available at most government offices, including libraries and post offices. Paper voter registration cards must be postmarked by today's deadline.
Californians must re-register to vote if they move to a new permanent residence, change their name, or want to change their choice of
There is an option for California residents who do not register or update voter registration information by today's deadline. Under conditional voter registration, eligible residents can go to their county elections
office or a designated satellite location to register and vote.
The conditional voter ballots will be counted once the county office has completed the voter registration verification process.
Voters can complete the conditional voter registration process from Oct. 23 up to Election Day on Nov. 6.
Voters in Santa Clara County can access information about conditional voter registration on the county's website.