The first step to take in order to vote is to get registered! Being registered and having an up to date registration means having a quicker and more efficient voting experience.
You can register to vote in Kern County if you are all of the following:
You are not found by a court to be mentally incompetent. For more information, click on the link below.Persons Subject to Conservatorship
You are not serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony. For more information, click on the link below.Voting Rights: Person with a Criminal History
There are a number of different ways to register if you meet the qualifications. You can do one of the following:
Register Online. It is the fastest and easiest way to register.
To Register to Vote, click on the link below.Register to Vote
Kern County Elections Division
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st floor
Bakersfield, CA. 93301-4639
The deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day. Please register early!
You can still register to vote in the 14 days before and through Election Day. This is called Conditional Voter Registration (CVR). The CVR process can be lengthy, so please try to register before Election Day.
For more information on Conditional Voter Registration, click on the link below.Conditional Voter Registration
For more information, click on the link below.Secretary of State guidelines
If you want to help your community and are interested in getting people registered to vote, click on the link(s) below for Guidelines and Statement of Distribution form.Secretary of State guidelines