Same-Day Voter Registration (Conditional Voter Registration)

The voter registration deadline for any election is 15 days prior to Election Day. If you miss the registration deadline, you may register and vote under Conditional Voter Registration, also called Same-Day Voter Registration.

Missed the deadline to register to vote?

If you missed the deadline to register to vote, you can still vote under Conditional Voter Registration (CVR). 

  • CVR extends the existing 15-day registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them to register and vote 14 days prior to an election until the close of polls on Election Day.
  • CVR allows voters to update their address, change their political party, receive and vote a ballot.
  • The voter must appear in person at a voting location to register and vote under CVR. For voters unable to appear in person due to a disability, please contact the Elections Office at (530) 666-8133 or [email protected].

Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) is available at the Yolo County Elections Office and Vote Centers

What's the process?

  • At the voting location, you will be asked to register to vote by providing your information at the check-in table. Yolo County uses an electronic roster of voters (ePollbook).
  • The information you provide will be placed on the CVR envelope. The voter must sign the CVR envelope in order to register and have your CVR ballot counted.
  • Next, you will be issued a ballot that you must vote at the voting location. The ballot issued contains no unique markings and is identical to the ballot you would have been issued if you had registered on time.
  • Vote your ballot and place it in your CVR envelope. Seal the envelope. Don't forget to sign your envelope!
  • Once your eligibility to cast a ballot is verified, your ballot will be counted

Please call the Elections Office at (530) 666-8133 for more information or visit the Secretary of State website for more information: