Who can register to vote?
You must be 18 years, or older (or you may pre-register if you are 17); You must be an American citizen; You must be a resident of the state of California. There is no specific time requirement to live in Shasta County to be considered a permanent resident.
Who cannot register to vote?
Anyone who does not meet the requirements for registration; anyone declared mentally incompetent; anyone currently in prison for a felony conviction; any non-US citizen residing in the United States.
How do I register to vote?
How Do I Register to Vote?
Registering to vote is available to all persons that meet the requirements. In Shasta County there are many agencies where you can register or get registration forms. If you need more information regarding the closest agency, or to obtain a form by mail, contact our office any weekday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, at (530) 225-5730.
You may also register to vote anytime you are applying for or renewing:
- A California Driver License
- A Shasta County Public Library Card
- Benefits at State public assistance agencies
- Services at agencies that provide services to disabled persons
- Armed Forces Recruiting Offices
How do I register if I do not have a permanent address?
Fill in your temporary physical address and notify the Elections Office when your address becomes permanent. If you no longer maintain or do not plan to have a permanent address in Shasta County, but intend to remain a resident of this county, (if for example you are serving in the military) you use your last residence address as your domicile, or address for voting purposes.
What happens if I do not make an entry in the party affiliation section of the application?
If you leave this section blank you will be registered without party affiliation as “non-partisan” or “declines to state a political party.” California’s Primary is currently “slightly ajar,” meaning that the political parties decide each Primary if they will allow “cross-over” voters. Only voters registered without a political party may cross-over if the parties allow it.
I have moved recently; will my polling place change?
If your new address is in a different precinct you will have a new polling place. You MUST vote at your new precinct
and if you have not notified the Elections Department, you may have to vote a provisional ballot.