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Determine Your Voter Registration Status

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Determine Your Voter Registration Status
Published on: 2/1/2012 12:00 AM

Click here to determine if you are registered to vote in Nevada County.

How to Register to Vote

1. Register to vote online.

Please fill out the online registration completely. Contact our office if you have any questions: 530-265-1298.

2. Voter Registration Card

If you would like a Voter Registration Card, they are available at the following locations:
You can also request a California Voter Registration Card to be mailed to you. Contact our office by phone or email: 530-265-1298 or elections.mail@co.nevada.ca.us.
 
Who is Eligible to Register

You can register to vote in Nevada County if all of the following are true:
  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You reside in Nevada County.
  • You will be at least 18 years old at the time of the next election.
  • You are not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony.
  • You have not been found by a court to be mentally incompetent.

For more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison.

Update Registration

You need to update your registration if:

  • You moved to a new residence.
  • You changed your name.
  • You wish to change your political party preference.
  • You were registered as a military or overseas voter and have returned to the United States.

Cancel Registration

If you would like to cancel your registration in Nevada County, you can visit our office or send us a letter of cancellation that includes:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Residence address in Nevada County
  • Signature
You can mail your letter of cancellation to 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210, Nevada City, CA 95959.

Deadline to Register to Vote

A Voter Registration form must be completed, signed, dated and postmarked or delivered no later than 29 days before an election to receive a Voter Information Pamphlet, and other important election information.

Voters who register between 29 and 15 days before an election will not receive a Voter Information Pamphlet, but they will receive a postcard notifying them of their polling place. 
 
Confidential Voter Registration - Safe at Home Program

This confidential mailing address program run by the Secretary of State's Office has given thousands the room to live and vote again without fear. The program, which provides a free post office box and mail forwarding service, is designed to help victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault to start new lives in peace and to provide added protections to their overall safety plans.