A person can register to vote and vote if they are:

  • A United States citizen and a resident of California,
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day,
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony, and
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court

If you meet these requirements, you can vote even if you:

  • Have a misdemeanor conviction (a misdemeanor will never prevent you from voting)
  • Are on parole or probation
  • Are on post-release community supervision (PRCS)

If you were registered to vote and convicted of a felony, your previous registration may have been canceled. Visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov or fill out a paper registration form to register to vote.