Register to Vote

To qualify as a registered voter in Orange County of Orange:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • You must be a resident of Orange County
  • You must be at least 18 years of age or older on or before the next election
  • You must not be in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • You must not have been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote

Federal and state law now requires that every person who registers or re-registers to vote must provide the following identification:

  • A California Driver's License (or California Identification card) number on your registration form; or
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security Number on your registration form.
  • If you do not have a California Driver's License, a California Identification card number, or a social security number, then a unique identifying number will be assigned to you for registration purposes only.

Once you have met all the above requirements, there are several convenient ways to register or re-register:

Register On-line

You may now register to vote on line through the California Secretary of State's website. 

Register in Person

You may pick up a voter registration card at the Registrar of Voters Office, local public library branches, some City and County offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and U.S. Postal Service stations.

To be eligible to vote in an upcoming election, a completed voter registration card must be postmarked no later that 15 days before Election Day.

More Information

Visit Registrar of Voters web site.