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Remote Conditional Voter Registration

What is remote conditional voter registration? 

Remote conditional voter registration allows certain voters who are not registered by the 15-day deadline before an election to complete a registration and provisional ballot remotely beginning 14 days before the election. 


Do I qualify to use a conditional voter registration remotely? 

Military and overseas voters and voters with disabilities may complete a conditional voter registration remotely, and vote a provisional ballot remotely. This service is intended for those voters in the above categories who are not registered and are not able to make it to a Vote Center during the in-person voting period. If you are currently a registered voter, there is no need for this service and you can vote a remote accessible vote-by-mail ballot by going to ocvote.gov/ravbm.


Steps to complete a remote conditional voter registration

Step 1: Verify your registration

If you are already a registered voter, there is no need to use this service.  To verify your registration click here. If you are registered, you can vote normally by mail, in-person or using a remote accessible Vote-by-Mail (RAVBM) ballot and skip the remainder of the steps below.

Step 2: Register online 
  • Click here to register online. Please note the registration number provided to you, which will help us expedite the processing of your registration. 
  • If you do not have California Driver's License you will need to print, sign and send the registration form.
  • You must include your email in the registration form in order for your provisional ballot to count.
  • If you do not provide the required identification at the time you are registering, you may be a first-time federal voter and will need to provide proof of residence. Click here to learn more about first time federal voters
Step 3: Notify our office that you wish to vote a provisional ballot using a remote conditional voter registration

According to State regulations, in order for our office to process your conditional voter registration remotely, you must notify us. Click here to notify our office that you wish to use this service.

Step 4: Vote a ballot remotely

Our office will reach out to you after you have notified us that you wish to vote a provisional ballot using a remote conditional voter registration. We will provide you with instructions, including how to complete a remote accessible vote-by-mail ballot.