Southern California University of Health Sciences encourages students to register to vote and make their voices heard by participating in the election process. The information below will assist you in registering to vote either in California or as a resident of your home state. As a student, you have a constitutional right to register and vote in the place you consider home.

Who Can Vote in California?

The following information is a brief summary, but please consult the resources below for more details.

All registered voters can vote in a primary or general election.

You may register to vote in California if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a United States citizen.
  • You are residing in California.
  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election).
  • You are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony.
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.


To learn more about voting, go to California Voting Resources for more information


Voter Registration Disclosure

Voter registration forms made widely available and provided to each enrolled student HEOA Sec. 493(a)(1) amended HEA Sec. 487(a)(23) (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)(23)): added HEA Sec. 487(a)(23)(D) HEOA amendment effective August 14, 2008

Here are a couple of links that can help you find more information on where to register to vote

Make sure to check your local county or state for voter registration deadlines!

The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address, or register with a political party.

Important: You must follow the state-specific instructions listed for your state, beginning on page 3 and listed alphabetically by state. After filling out this form, print it out, sign your name where indicated, and send it to your state or local election office for processing. Be sure to mail it in an envelope with the proper amount of postage.

The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote contact your election office. Any questions check out Federal Voter FAQs for more information.


Download Voter Registration Form



The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 was passed by the United States Congress to make sweeping reforms to the nation’s voting process. HAVA addresses improvements to voting systems and voter access that were identified following the 2000 election. Learn more about federal voter accessibility.