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2024 Election

Tuesday, November 5

United States Presidential Election, 2024

Register to Vote!

The last day to register to vote for the November 5, 2024, General Election is October 21, 2024.

Purpose of the Guide

Election Sign

This guide is intended to provide you with resources on the 2024 national and local elections to use for academic assignments, research papers, speeches, debates, etc, as well as information on how to register to vote, local election sources, and more!

2024 Presidential Debate Schedule and the Front-runner Candidates

Donald Trump and Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential debates


Donald Trump, Republican    Joe Biden, Democrat

The Commission on Presidential Debates will host three general election forums on Sept. 16, Oct. 1 and Oct. 9. Presidential candidates will be required to have at least 15 percent support in national polls to be eligible to participate in upcoming debates.

2024 California General

  • All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 5, 2024, General Election.
  • Your county elections office will begin mailing ballots by October 7, 2024.
  • Ballot drop-off locations open on October 8, 2024.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office.
  • Vote centers open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties beginning on October 26, 2024.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by November 12, 2024.

Voter Information

  • Voter Registration

  • If you are eligible to vote in California, you can apply to register to vote right now by completing the online application. The application is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

  • My Voter Status

  • To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit My Voter Status.

  • Who Can Vote in California

  • To register to vote in California, you must be: a United States citizen and a resident of California, 18 years old or older on Election Day, not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony, and not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.

  • Voting Rights Restored

  • If you are a person with a prior felony conviction, find out if you are eligible to register to vote in California by using our Voting Rights Restored tool.

  • Voting Rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship

  • Elections code requires that an individual with a disability who is under a conservatorship be permitted to register to vote unless that individual has been disqualified from voting. Elections code also requires that an individual with a disability, who is otherwise qualified to vote but needs accommodations to complete an affidavit of voter registration, be granted such necessary accommodations to the extent they are reasonable.

  • Pre-register at 16. Vote at 18.

  • Online pre-registration is now available for eligible 16 and 17 year olds by visiting California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old.

  • Military & Overseas Voters

  • Thank you for taking part in elections while you are in the military or other uniformed service, or a civilian living outside the United States. As a military or overseas voter who is registered to vote, there are several different ways you can request and receive your ballot and return your voted ballot and signed Military and Overseas Voter Return Envelope.

  • Safe At Home

  • If you are enrolled in California's confidential address program, Safe At Home, please do not apply to register to vote online. Contact the Safe At Home program toll-free at (877) 322-5227 or by the Safe At Home email.


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Debbi Renfrow
Moreno Valley College
16130 Lasselle St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
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