Register to Vote

To be eligible to vote in Shasta County or California, you must be:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of California;
  • At least 18 years old at the time of the next election;
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony;
  • Not been determined by a court to be mentally incompetent.

Are you registered in Shasta County?

Use the form below to check your current voter registration status. If you have recently registered or re-registered, your information may not have updated immediately. Please check back at a later time if this is the case, or call our office at 530-225-5730.

Register/Re-register to vote

You can complete a voter registration form online: California Online Voter Registration

You can register in person at the Shasta County Elections Office (located at 1643 Market St, Redding, Ca 96001) or call us at 530-225-5730 to have a registration card mailed to you.

You must re-register any time you change your name, residence address, or political party. Please notify the Shasta County Elections Office of any change to your mailing address (if different from your residence address).

Is photo identification required to vote?

Any person who registers to vote for the first time by mail and does not provide a California driver’s license number, California identification card number, or the last four (4) digits of his/her Social Security number on the voter registration affidavit may be asked to show a form of accepted identification prior to being casting their ballot. If a the voter cannot provide a valid photo identification, they have the option to vote using a provisional ballot. There are 30 forms of identification that can be used for voting purposes under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA.) Use this list to determine if you have the an accepted form of identification.

Why is my signature important?

When you vote by mail, our office must verify the signature on your return envelope matches the signature on your voter registration form. If your signature has changed, we may ask you to update the signature we keep on file with your voter registration. This will help us see how your signature has changed over time. Print the Voter Signature Update Form: fill it, sign it, and send it to our office. We will use this signature to identify the signature on your ballot.

Voter Registration Cancellations

If you are registered to vote and would like to cancel or withdraw your registration, complete, sign, and return the voter cancellation form. Only the voter can submit a request that to cancel their voter registration. This is a safeguard that protects the voter against unwanted voter registration removals.

Who has access to voter registration records?

In accordance with California Elections Code § 2157.2, information on voter registration will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or any other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver’s license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes.

If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline.

Voter’s facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State’s Safe At Home program at www.sos.ca.gov.