How to Register & Vote in California
Register to vote in California
(you can pre-register starting at age 16)
SMCVote.org: a one-stop source for online resources about voting in San Mateo County.
Restore Your Vote: If you’re a California resident and US citizen with a felony conviction, this tool will help you determine if you are eligible to vote. If you are, it will give you a link to register.
Get information about Candidates & Ballot Measures
VotersEdge.org has nonpartisan California candidate and ballot measure info from the League of Women Voters
Vote411.org has nonpartisan info about ballot issues and voting locations in every state
BallotPedia has election info, ballot guides, news and fact checking for voters
Advocate and Work for Voting Rights
National Voter Corps is a nonpartisan organization that mobilizes volunteers to push for voting rights and greater participation
Immigrant Rights Resources
Know the Law
Know Your Rights: The California Secretary of State’s site has resources to enforce your legal rights when dealing with police, ICE, DACA, discrimination or hate crimes, and more.
California Trust Act: This law prohibits holding inmates for ICE after they are cleared for release.
California Values Act: This law limits the ways in which local law enforcement agents in California can assist or participate in immigration enforcement.
Immigrant Legal Resources
This is a list of organizations in and around the SF Peninsula that may offer pro bono legal services for immigrants.
Pangea Legal Services
This nonprofit has offices in San Francisco and Milpitas. They offer low- and no-cost services for immigrants facing removal proceedings.
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
CLSEPA offers a variety of legal services, including immigration-related services.