Register to vote

You may register to vote if you meet the following criteria:

You may pre-Register to vote if you meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16 or 17 years old, and
  • Meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote.

You will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.

Are you registered to vote in Inyo County?

You can check to see if you are a registered voter in Inyo County by using the California Secretary of State's look-up tool.

Contact our office if you have questions about your voter registration status.

How can you register to vote in Inyo County?

Visit the California Secretary of State website to register online.


Complete a paper voter registration form by following the steps outlined below.

1. Obtain your form
You may obtain a voter registration form by contacting our office. You can also find voter registration applications at the following locations:

2. Complete and sign your voter registration form.

3. Mail your voter registration form to:

Inyo County Elections
Kammi Foote
P.O. Drawer F
Independence, CA 93526

When do you need to re-register to vote?

You need to re-register to vote when:
  • You move.
  • You change your name.
  • You change your political party preference.

The process to re-register to vote is the same as the process to register to vote. Re-register online or complete a paper voter registration form and mail it to our office.

What is the deadline to register or re-register to vote?

In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide election day, so please register early!

Conditional voter registration:

You can conditionally register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline. For more information please go to Conditional Voter Registration.

Military and overseas voters

If you are a United States citizen living overseas or if you are in the Military, there are special provisions for you to register and receive a ballot.

For more information about voting overseas or in the Military please visit our webpage.

Voter registration resources

For more information regarding registering to vote please visit the California Secretary of State’s Website.

Who has access to your voter registration information?

Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other persons for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline

Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State's Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of
State's Web site. (E.C. 2157.2)