Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy and encouraging Americans to register well in advance of the Nov. 8 midterms so that they're prepared to vote this election season.
Your voice matters. Below you'll find information on how to register to vote, check your registration status and more to ensure your voice is heard whether you're planning on heading to a California polling place or voting by mail in an effort to social distance.
Check Your Registration Status
California voters who want to check if and where they're registered to vote, their political party preference, language preference and/or the status of their vote-by-mail or provisional ballot can do so here.
Get Southern California news, weather forecasts and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC LA newsletters.
Register to Vote
Click on the link to your county elections office below to find your polling place. Note that some lists of locations have not yet been made available.
- Los Angeles County (Vote centers will appear on this page 30 to 40 days before the election).
- Orange County
- Riverside County
- San Bernardino County
- Ventura County
- Search Statewide by Address
Voting by Mail
Registered voters do not have to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for this election. If you're registered to vote in California, you will be mailed a ballot no later than 29 days prior to Election Day. You can find more information about vote by mail here.
Make a Plan to Vote
If you're not sure where to begin, Los Angeles County has a website with information on the different ways you can vote here. Click for information on voting by mail, mobile voting centers, and voting-in person to see which may work best for you.
NBC News and Telemundo have also launched a similar tool called Plan Your Vote. The interactive includes everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election. Click here to access the NBC News Plan Your Vote tool in English and the Telemundo Planifica tu Voto tool in Spanish.
National Voter Registration Day Events
Find an in-person or virtual National Voter Registration Day event here.