When you reach the age of 18 you are required to register to vote with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You are given a voter registration card that you present, along with your photo identification, to volunteers at voting precincts on voting day. If you no longer want to exercise your right to vote -- you can simply stop voting -- or you can take it one step further and cancel your voter registration.
Obtain a voter registration cancellation form from your county election office or registrar of elections office. Contact your city government office for election office contact information. Some cities provide this form online.
Complete the voter registration cancellation form by providing your name, registered voting address, date of birth and your voter registration number. This number is found on your voter registration card. Sign and date the cancellation form.
Mail or deliver your voter registration cancellation form to your county elections office. Once your cancellation form is received, your name is removed from the list of registered voters in your county and state; you will not be able to vote in any elections, unless you reinstate your voter registration.