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UPDATE: The voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 election has now passed. But please read on for important information about how to check your registration status online and register for future elections.

Not sure how to register to vote for elections in the City and County of San Francisco or the state of California?

Don’t worry, we’ve got all the information you need right here.

The following voter registration information was originally published by the CA Secretary of State’s office.

Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election.

In order to be eligible to vote in the local, state, and national election taking place on November 8, 2016, you must register to vote by 11:59 p.m. on October 24, 2016.

If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections.

If you recently registered online, please wait at least 24 hours before checking your registration status.

What You Need to Register Online

To register online you will need:

  1. Your California driver’s license or California identification card number.
  2. The last four digits of your social security number.
  3. Your date of birth.

Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.

If you do not have a California driver’s license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election.

Register to Vote

How to Check Your Voter Registration Online

Not sure if you’re registered?

The CA Secretary of State’s office has a voter status tool that will allow you to see if you are registered to vote, and if so, in what county.

If you want to check your registration status within the City and County of San Francisco specifically, the San Francisco Department of Elections also has a handy online tool.

FAQs

For more information on registering to vote, you may want to visit the Secretary of State’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Information for Teens

If you are 16 or 17 years old and you would like to pre-register to vote, please contact the Secretary of State or your county elections official.

Here’s the direct link for the San Francisco Department of Elections.

(On a related note, residents of San Francisco might want to check out Prop F. It’s a local ballot measure that would allow SF residents to begin voting at age 16, so long as they are U.S. citizens and registered to vote.)

Have Questions or Want to Report Fraud?

Call the Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683) or your county elections office.

Again, here’s the direct link for the San Francisco Department of Elections.

 

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