Registered voters must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old on Election Day, not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction, and not deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.
Voters must reregister if they have moved, changed their names, or want to change political party affiliation.
Registration cards must be signed and submitted in person or through the mail.
They can be obtained from an election office, any public library, City Hall, post office or Department of Motor Vehicles.
Cards can also be downloaded from the Secretary of State's website at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/english.pdf.
A registration card postmarked on or before Monday that reaches elections officials by the close of the polls on Election Day is considered eligible.