In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day, so please register early!
– California Secretary of State: Register
– League of Women Voters: Register
– Rock the Vote: Register
– Voto Latino: Register
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The Right to Vote
The right to vote wasn’t just handed to Americans. They had to fight for it.
When did you become eligible to vote?
-1788 – Constitution Ratified
-1870 – 15th Amendment – Right to vote shall not be denied on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
-1920 – 19th Amendment – Right to vote shall not be denied because of gender.
-1965 – Voting Rights Act of 1965 – Enacted to enforce the 15th Amendment.
-1971 – 26th Amendment – Voting age nationally established as age 18.