Voter Registration

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 voter registration status by visiting the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Department site.

How Do I Register to Vote?

  1. Visit the California Online Voter Registration website in External Links below. Have your California driver license or identification card number, last four digits of social security number, and date of birth ready, or
  2. 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 completed and postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election, or
  3. During the period of 14 days prior to Election Day through and including Election Day, go to the office of their County Elections Official (see External Links below) to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot. This process is called Conditional Voter Registration. 


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,
  • change your name, or
  • 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. 

External Links

California Elections Code - Conditional Voter Registration

California Elections Code - Time off For Voting

California Online Voter Registration

California Secretary of State - Voter Registration Page

County Elections Official

San Joaquin County Elections Office

San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters - Check Voter Registration

Voter Bill of Rights


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/22/2018