Chapter 5. New Residents Application And Voting Procedures of California Elections Code >> Division 3. >> Chapter 5.
Registration for new residents shall be in progress beginning
with the 14th day prior to an election and ending on the seventh day
prior to election day.
This registration must be executed in the county elections office
and the new resident shall vote a new resident's ballot in that
The Secretary of State shall have blank affidavits of
registration prepared for new residents that contain the information
required in Section 2157. The affidavit shall be the same as the
regular affidavit of registration except that it shall have a
removable portion with the caption "new resident."
The envelope into which a new resident is to place the ballot
shall bear upon its face the name and official title of the county
elections official and upon the other side a printed affidavit in
substantially the following form:
State of )
California ) ss.
County of _______
I, ________, declare that I am a citizen of the
United States, that on the day of the next
election for federal offices shall be at least 18
years of age, a resident of this state prior to
the election, and am a resident of the City or
Town of ________, County of ________, State of
California; I have not voted, nor shall I cast a
vote on a ballot from the state from which I have
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws
of the State of California that the foregoing is
true and correct.
The new resident shall mark the ballot, place it in the
identification envelope, and fill out and sign the declaration
printed on the identification envelope.
The ballots of new residents shall be received and canvassed
at the same time and under the same procedure as vote by mail voter
ballots, insofar as that procedure is not inconsistent with this
The county elections official shall keep open to public
inspection a list showing the names and addresses of all persons who
have voted as new residents.