Voter information

Voter Registration

Your vote counts!!! CSUDH, as a public university, complies with the National Voter Registration Act to make voter registration forms and information available to all enrolled students. This federal and state legislation reinforces the university’s long-standing goals of supporting student leadership and citizenship.

The university does not endorse candidates, take political stands, or endorse or oppose legislation.


Register to Vote

There are several ways to register to vote:

  • Easy Online Registration: www.lavote.net
  • Students can also initiate registration on the California Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ca.gov.
  • You can also register by telephone: call 1-800-345-VOTE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to register to vote?

In order to register to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of California, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election.

As a college student living away from home, where should I register?

You may register to vote either at your college address or at your hometown (or parent’s) address. If you register at your hometown address and want to vote while attending college, you must remember to request an absentee ballot at least 30 days before the election. Check with your state election board for the exact deadline.

When is the last day I may register to vote for an election?

Although an eligible citizen may register to vote at any time, no person is eligible to vote unless they are registered on or before 15 days prior to the election.

How will I find out where to go to vote?

Your registration card should include the address of your polling place. Many jurisdictions also send additional informational materials to registered voters. If you do not receive the information in the mail, call the local election office at (800) 815-2666. To find your local polling place, please visit the L.A. County Polling Place Look-up website.

When is it necessary to re-register to vote?

You need to re-register if you move, change your name, wish to change political party affiliation, or if your signature has changed.

Where can I obtain more information about voter registration, voting, and elections?

Additional information can be accessed at the following websites: