The Registrar of Voters (ROV) receives thousands of voter registration forms and updates to voter records every day. Maintenance of the database of registered voters is a key function of the ROV.
It can take up to five business days to process your voter registration form after we receive it. This time includes confirming the information you provided on your form with the Secretary of State and thoroughly checking the database for duplicate records. To check your registration status, please use our online registration look up tool.
After you are registered to vote, the ROV will confirm your registration by sending you a postcard and voting materials:
- You Will Receive a Voter Notification Card
After processing your registration form, the ROV will mail you a postcard. This Voter Notification Card (VNC) confirms you are registered to vote. Please allow four to six weeks after you register to receive this postcard.
When you receive the Voter Notification Card (VNC), please review the printed information to make sure it is correct. If you see an error, please contact us by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling (866) 430-VOTE .
If you pre-register to vote when you are 16 or 17, the Secretary of State will send you a post card notifying you that your application was received and processed. Then, once you turn 18, the Registrar of Voters will activate your registration and send you a VNC to confirm you are registered to vote.
- You Will Receive Voter Information Guides
About 40 days before each election, the ROV begins mailing each registered voter on the rolls at that time a local County Voter Information Guide (CVIG) that has helpful information about the election, including what’s on your ballot, the location and hours of each Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box location, key deadlines and a sample of your official voter’s ballot. If you register to vote after this mailing and closer to the election, the ROV will mail you a postcard notification informing you of how you can review your County Voter Information Guide (CVIG) online.
You may choose to “Go Green” and opt out of receiving a paper version of the County prepared CVIG and simply review it online. Just visit our online preference form.
The Secretary of State’s office prepares and mails the State Voter Information Guide containing information on statewide candidates and measures.