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The deadline for voter registration is October 19 at midnight for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. For those who have not registered yet, please visit registertovote.ca.gov to be one of the over 1,000,000 registered voters in Santa Clara County.
Information needed to register online:
➢ California drivers license or California identification card number
➢ The last four digits of the social security number and
➢ Date of birth
➢ Valid residential address
The information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of the voter’s DMV signature.
If an eligible voter does not have a California driver license or California identification card, they can still use the online form to apply to register to vote. However, additional steps to complete their voter registration will need to be taken.
A voter should complete a new registration form if he or she has moved, changed their name, or would like to change political party preference. To register to vote in Santa Clara County, a voter must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, a Santa Clara County resident, not imprisoned or on parole for a felony, and not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
If residents miss the October 19 deadline for registration in Santa Clara County, they can still register with Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) which is offered at the Registrar of Voters Office October 20 to November 3 or at one of the 100 vote centers from October 31 to November 3. CVR requires a voter to register in person and vote a CVR provisional ballot. But Santa Clara County elections officials urge registering as early as possible to avoid an unnecessary wait and to receive a regular ballot and voting materials.
With Conditional Voter Registration, the individual completes a Voter Registration Card and is given a CVR provisional ballot to vote. Once the County processes the registration, determines the person’s eligibility and validates the information, the registration becomes permanent and the ballot will be counted. Conditional Voter Registrations are treated and processed the same as other registrations, and the ballots are treated and processed the same as other provisional ballots.
For more information, contact the Registrar of Voters’ Office at (408) 299-VOTE (8683) or toll-free at 866-430-VOTE (8683), or visit www.sccvote.org.