California Voter Registration Goes Online, Increasing Accessibility With only about a month until California's voter registration deadline (Oct. 22), the state has finally enabled online voter registration. The system went live early Wednesday thanks to a 2011 bill authored by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco). "This is an incredibly exciting day for California and for our democracy," Yee said in a press release. While some states are suppressing the rights of voters, here in California we are proudly increasing participation." Registration takes about three minutes to complete online. Californians can now go here, and enter their driver's license number, date of birth and last four of their Social Security number. The system will search the Department of Motor Vehicles, and, if the information matches, registrants can authorize the use of an electronic image of their DMV signature. Then, county election officials will verify the information, Yee's office explained. Californians are celebrating the system as more accessible, accurate, cost-efficient and time-efficient. The previous system of mailing in registration forms could take weeks and was vulnerable to error if the election clerks misread a person's handwriting. This also cuts the cost spent on such clerks, according to Yee's office. It took some time, but it's finally here and working great!