California is our home state--and March 3 is the Primary. We wanted to feature guidance sent forth by the California Secretary of State's Office as March 3 looms:
Dear California Voter,
You are receiving this email because you are registered to vote with No Party Preference.
If you want to vote for U.S. President in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, you must request a ballot with presidential candidates.
If you have already requested a ballot from your county elections office no further action is needed. You will be mailed a ballot with presidential candidates from the party you selected.
Political party rules…
Three parties allow No Party Preference voters to participate in their Presidential Primary Elections:
If you want to vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.
NOTE: The political parties decide if they will allow No Party Preference voters to participate in their presidential primaries.
If your vote-by-mail ballot does not have presidential candidates…
The default ballot for No Party Preference voters has no presidential candidates on it. If you want to a vote for a presidential candidate, do NOT cast this ballot. You can request a replacement ballot with presidential candidates from your county elections office by:
To contact your county elections office, visit our County Elections Offices page.
You can also bring your vote-by-mail ballot to your local polling place or vote center and exchange it for a ballot with presidential candidates.
If you vote at the polls…
Ask the poll worker for a ballot with either American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Party presidential candidates when checking-in at a polling place or vote center.
If you want to vote for Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Party presidential candidates you can complete the 'Same-Day' voter registration process at the polling place or vote center.
To re-register to vote...
You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you can do so in person at a polling place, any vote center, or your county elections office
For more information, visit howtovoteforpresident.