May 20, 2022

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Asst. Chief Elections Officer & Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

(Redwood City, CA) The deadline to register to vote is May 23, 2022, for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. Voter registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked on or before May 23, 2022.

Register online at  Online registration must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on May 23 to receive a ballot in the mail for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. 

Voter Registration Forms are available at the following locations:

  • Registration & Elections Division (40 Tower Road, San Mateo);
  • Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office (555 County Center, Redwood City);
  • Any of the County’s Vote Centers
  • City and Town Halls;
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Offices;
  • Post Offices; and
  • Public Libraries.

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be:

  • A U.S. citizen and a resident of California;
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day;
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony; and
  • Not currently deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent to register to vote. 

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can pre-register to vote.  Persons who are pre-registered will automatically become a registered voter on their eighteenth birthday.  Ballots have been mailed to anyone pre-registered if their 18th birthday is no later than June 7, 2022. If your eighteenth birthday falls on or before June 7, and you did not pre-register by May 23, you will need to go to a Vote Center for same-day registration and voting.

All voters can confirm their current registration status online at by clicking on the “My Election Info” button.  

Conditional Voter Registration (CVR)
Voters who miss the May 23, 2022 voter registration deadline may “conditionally” register to vote and receive their ballot immediately at any County Vote Center.  When a conditional ballot is cast, the Registration & Elections Division processes the registration, determines the individual’s eligibility to register and validates the individual’s information.  If the voter was indeed eligible to vote in San Mateo County, the registration becomes permanent, and the conditional ballot will be counted.

Voting Rights for Persons on Parole
In 2020, California voters passed a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to people on parole for felony convictions.  Whether or not the person was previously registered to vote, a new voter registration application must be completed once the person finishes serving their term.

Voting Period May 9 through June 7
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail in May. Three of the 45 Vote Centers for the June election opened on May 9 for in-person voting. For more information on the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.

Related Contacts

Mark Church

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions

Jim Irizarry

Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Asst. Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions