Conditional Voter Registration/Same Day Registration Toolkit

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California offers voters the opportunity to register and vote after the registration deadline. Voters can register and vote by visiting their elections office or designated location.

This process, called Conditional Voter Registration or Same Day Registration, removes a significant barrier to voting and helps elections officials maintain accurate and up-to-date voter rolls by allowing voters to fix voter registration problems in real time.

To help explain this important voter registration opportunity, Future of California Elections created sample messaging and resources. Please feel free to use the text, graphics and messaging found here to promote voter education of this important law. Here are some ideas for using these materials: Voter Guides, website, e-blast, flyers, social media, or newsletter.

Note: A free Canva account is required to customize graphics. To have these templates shared to your Canva account, please email

Additional Resources:

Learn more about conditional voter registration at:

Not sure if you are registered? Check here

Find your local county elections office here

Find a conditional voter registration site near you at this link

Thank you to our many partners who helped draft, review and finalize these resources.

  • Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk
  • Whitney Quesenbery, Center for Civic Design
  • Lori Shellenberger, ACLU of California
  • Jonathan Stein, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Astrid Ochoa, Future of California Elections