In order to be sent an Official Ballot by mail; voters can still register in person until and on Election Day
The close of registration for the upcoming November 8, 2022 General Election is Monday, October 24th. This is the deadline for voters to register in order to be sent an Official Ballot by mail. After this date, voters can still register, but they will be required to register and vote in person.
Register to Vote
Voters can conveniently register to vote online, now at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or complete a voter registration card, which is available at most post offices, city halls, and libraries throughout the County. Online registration must be completed before midnight on October 24th. Paper registration cards must be postmarked by October 24th.
To be eligible to vote in this election, a registered voter must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age by Election Day, a resident of the state, and not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony. You must update your registration if you have moved, legally changed your name, or changed your political party.
After October 24th, there is not sufficient time to mail and return ballots, so voters will be required to register and vote in person at the Elections Office in Merced, one of the County’s early voting sites, or a polling place on Election Day.
As a Voter’s Choice Act county, Merced County voters have more options when it comes to casting a ballot. For the November 8, 2022 General Election, some vote centers will open as early as October 29. Visit vote.ca.gov to learn more about this election.