Disability Resource Center

National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)

The National Voter Registration Voter Act (NVRA) requires that all CSU campus offices that provide services to students with disabilities, are designated as voter registration agencies and must provide voter registration services. 

Voter Registration Qualifications

To register to vote in California, a student must be:
A student who is under the age of 18 can pre-register to vote in California. Students pre-registering will automatically be registered to vote on their 18th birthday. The student must:
  • Be 16 or 17 years old
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements to vote

 Who Should Register or Re-register to Vote?

A student who:
  • Has never registered
  • Has moved to a new address
  • Has changed his/her name
  • Has changed his/her political party preference
  • Is not sure if he/she is registered to vote
  • Has not voted in the last several elections

What Happens After You Register?

The student will receive from SOS Election Division:
  • Postcard confirming status
  • Voting materials
  • Polling place location
  • Mailed ballot (for vote-by-mail voters)

Online Registration

A student can register or pre-register to vote online by clicking on this link: REGISTER TO VOTE HERE!

The student will be asked to answer a series of questions and enter their personal information, including the following listed below. Students’ information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of their DMV signature.
  • CA driver's license or ID number
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth