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What you need to know to register to vote online in California

Presidential Primary Election

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Gregory Park enters a polling place at La Puerta Abierta Fellowship in Glassell Park on June 5, 2012.

California's Secretary of State has launched an online voter registration process. Here's what you need to know:

I want to register to vote online. What information do I have to provide?

The link for online registration in English and Spanish is https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/

That website has links to forms for other widely-used languages, but those must be printed out and mailed in.

You'll need to provide name, date of birth, address, and an ID number such as your driver's license, California ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number.  You don't have to select a political party when registering to vote.

What's the last day to register online in time to vote in the Nov. 6 general election?

October 22.

Where can I check to see if I'm already registered to vote?
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/

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