Frequently Asked Questions

Note to all community members hoping to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election: 

If you are 18 years old and a native or naturalized US citizen, you have the right to vote. However, that does not mean that you will automatically be able to vote on Election Day. First you must register to vote. 

You will be able to cast one vote in one place. It is up to you to decide where you want to register. You can register as a San Diego County resident, no matter how long you have lived here, or you can choose to register as an absentee voter from your hometown. 

  • Can I register if I am not 18 yet?
  • If I was registered in 2018, do I need to register again?
  • If I re-register at USD, will I still be registered at home?
  • Do I need to register with a political party?
  • If I register to vote in California, do I have to pay taxes in California?
  • Can I vote at my old address?
  • Can I vote on campus?
  • What is my address if I live on campus?
  • What do I do If I'm studying abroad?
  • What if I have to get my ballot notarized?