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Register Online Through Ballot Bowl

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To register online you will need your CA driver’s license or CA ID card number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number and your birthday to register online.

Follow these steps to register to vote online:

  • Go to
  • Check the option the applies to you, then click ‘Next’.
  • Input the rest of your information into the California State Voter Registration Form.
  • Select CSU San Marcos for University or College affiliation.

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  • Carefully, review your information, then submit your form.
  • You’ll receive an email confirmation of your application.

Register to Vote Online

Update  Your Voter Registration Status

  • Your name has changed.
  • If you have changed addresses since March 3, 2020.
  • Your political party affiliation has changed.

Confirm my Registration Status

Register By Mail

  • Get the Voter Registration Form by calling the San Diego County Elections Office at (858)565-5800 or 1(800)345-VOTE (8683) to have a form sent to you.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Mail the form to the San Diego County Elections Office by October 19.

Register In Person

  • Get the Voter Registration Form at the San Diego County Elections Office, any DMV Office, and many post offices, public libraries, and government offices.
  • Fill out the form.
  • Return the form to the San Diego County Elections Office by October 19.

Military Federal Voting Assistance Program

  • The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world."
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Registration Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in California for the November 2020 General Election is Monday, October, 19, 2020

If you missed the deadline to apply, you can go to a polling place or vote center to register. You will be able to register and vote on the same day - all the way up through Election Day. 

Complaints of voter fraud may be reported to via the Secretary of State's Voting Information Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE, or by filling out the Fraud Complaints Form and submitting to the address listed at the end of the form.

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