The last day to register to vote by U.S. mail for any election is 15 days prior to the election. The deadline to register to vote online using the California Online Voter Registration (COVR) website is 12:00 midnight, 15 days prior to the election.
Am I Registered?
Check your voter registration status by visiting the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Department website.
How Do I Register To Vote?
- Visit the California Online Voter Registration website in External Links below. To register, have your California driver license or California identification card number, the last four digits of your social security number, and your date of birth.
- Pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles office, or U.S. post office. Your voter registration application must be filled out completely and postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.
Do I Need To Register Again?
According to the California Secretary of State, you need to re-register to vote when:
- You move to a new permanent residence,
- You change your name, or
- You change your political party choice.
For detailed information about voting in California, visit the California Secretary of State Voter Registration Page in External Links below.
Time Off To Vote
On Election Day, California law allows you up to two hours off to vote without losing any pay. You may take as much time as you need to vote, but only two hours of that time will be paid. See the Secretary of State flier in External Links below for more information.
California Online Voter Registration
California Secretary of State - Voter Registration Page
California Secretary of State - Time-Off to Vote Flier
San Joaquin County Elections Office
San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters - Check Voter Registration
California Elections Code - Time off for Voting 2016
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/23/2016
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 10/18/2016