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ADVOCACY
WORK

BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center advocates for Belonging, Love, Affinity, Community, and Kinship through culturally congruent system improvements across the life course to advance well-being and improved outcomes for Black women, babies, and families.

We engage with institutions, policy, and decision makers to develop sustainable solutions for racial disparities. In the past years we have collaborated on county and state-level legislations that elevate significant Maternal and Infant Health issues. Our recent work in Fresno County includes collaborating on proclamations to raise public awareness around preterm birth education and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). We also focus on civic education around reproductive justice and encourage community involvement in processes impacting their lives.

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A QUICK GUIDE TO
REGISTERING TO
VOTE IN CALIFORNIA

Who Can Register to Vote in California?

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To register to vote in California, you must:

When to Register

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You can register to vote at any time! But to vote in an upcoming election, you must submit your registration by 11:59 pm or be postmarked/hand-delivered to your county elections office 15 days before the election. 

If you miss this deadline you can conditionally register and vote at a county elections office, polling place, or vote center.

Pre-register to vote

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  • Be 16 or 17 years old

  • Meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote.

If you pre-register to vote you will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday

How to Register to vote

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There are 4 ways in which you can register to vote; online, through the mail, in person, or as a conditional voter 


Online Registration

  1. Go to the California Online Voter Registration website: RegisterToVote.ca.gov

  2. Provide required information: You will need a California driver’s license or California identification card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, as well as your date of birth.

  3. Submit your application: Follow the steps to complete and submit your registration.


Mail Registration

  1. Get a Voter Registration Form: Pick up a voter registration form at your local county elections office, public library, DMV office, or post office. You can also request a form be mailed to you by calling your county elections office 

  2. Complete the form: Fill in the required information.

  3. Mail the form: Send the form to your county elections office. The form must be postmarked at least 15 days before Election Day.


In-Person Registration

  1. Visit your county elections office: You can register to vote in person at your county elections office.

  2. Fill out the registration form: Provide the necessary information.

  3. Submit the form: Hand the form to an elections official in your elections office 


Conditional Voter Registration

If you miss the regular registration deadline (> 15 days from election), you can still register and vote:

  1. Visit your county elections office, polling place, or vote center: This can be done up to and including Election Day.

  2. Complete the Conditional Voter Registration process: Fill out the required form from your chosen voting place and vote provisionally.

Checking Your Registration Status

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To check and verify your voter registration status, visit the Voter Status Tool on the California Secretary of State’s website. Here, you will need to enter your name, date of birth, and either your California driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number in order to check your registration status. 

Updating Your Registration

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You will need to re-register to vote if:

  • You move to a new address

  • You change your name

  • You want to change your political party affiliation

The process to update your registration is the same process as registering to vote.

Options for Voting

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  • Vote by Mail: Once you have registered, you can request a vote-by-mail ballot to be sent to you. Applications can be found online, at your county elections office, or can be requested by mail.

  • Vote in Person: You can vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location within your county.

OUR WORK
IN ACTION

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