Voter Registration Resources

California Online Voter Registration Toolkit

For any organization that will promote voter registration. Contains sample documents to help promote online voter registration in your community.

In keeping with Future of California Elections’ twin goals of expanding voter participation and improving the state’s election process, several members have been working closely with the Secretary of State’s office to help promote the latest update to the California Online Voter Registration system. Nationally, California ranks 45th out of 50 states in the percentage of eligible voters who are actually registered to vote. There are millions of Californians who are eligible to vote, but have not taken the step of registering to vote. California Online Voter Registration is one tool that can contribute to increasing the state’s low voter registration rate while helping election officials maintain quality voter rolls.

What is California Online Voter Registration?

  • It allows voters to complete and submit their voter registration form online.
  • The system is available in 10 languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
  • It can be accessed via computer as well as mobile platforms such as smartphones and tablets.

FoCE Members California Online Voter Registration Toolkit

In order to assist community organizations with efforts to promote use of California Online Voter Registration, FoCE members have updated the Community Outreach Toolkit (and Accessible Version), including:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Voter Registration
  • Sample Press Release
  • Sample Email for outreach
  • Sample Newsletter Article
  • Sample Social Media language
  • Instructions for adding an online voter registration link to your website
  • Ideas for community outreach

Learn More from FoCE California Online Voter Registration Webinars

FoCE hosted two free webinars, where participants learned more about California Online Voter Registration and how it can work in their communities.

September 5, 2014 – You can see the recording of the webinar here.  In addition, click here to access a file with the combined presentations of

  • Jennie Bretschneider, Secretary of State’s Office
  • Cheryl Pruitt – California State University Accessible Technology Network
  • Dominic Lowell, Rock the Vote

May 2, 2014 – You can see the recording of this webinar here. Below are links to the individual presentations:

Jennie Bretschneider – Secretary of State’s Office

Cheryl Pruitt – California State University Accessible Technology Network

Deanna Kitamura – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Emily Rusch – CALPIRG