Presidential Primary Election March 3, 2020

The Presidential Primary Election is scheduled for March 3, 2020.

Voting for President

Do You Want to Vote for President on March 3, 2020?

All voters can vote in a primary election.

Voting for President depends on the party you are registered with. 

If you are registered with a political party:

You can only vote for a candidate running for President in that party. You can check your party registration by using our voter information lookup.

If you are registered as No Party Preference:

Your ballot will not have any presidential candidates on it.

On October 22nd the Secretary of State will provide a “No Party Preference Voter Participation Notice.” This is a list of parties that have adopted a rule to allow a person who has no party preference to vote that party’s ballot at the primary election.

If you vote by mail, you will be sent a postcard with an option to select one of these party ballots. Post cards were mailed on November 27, 2019 and need to be returned by January 3, 2020.

If you vote at a polling site, you can request to vote one of these party ballots on Election Day.

If you are registered as No Party Preference and want to vote in the Presidential primary for a party who has not allowed No Party Preference voters to vote their ballot, you must re-register to vote with that party by February 17, 2020.

Visit https://registertovote.ca.gov to register to vote or update your political party status.

If you are registered as a No Party Preference voter, click here to request one of the available party ballots.

Voting for President as a No Party Preference Voter

In a Presidential Primary Election members of political parties vote for the presidential candidate that will represent them in the General Election. If you are currently registered as a No Party Preference (Nonpartisan) voter, your Nonpartisan ballot will not include candidates for President.

The American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian parties are allowing Nonpartisan Voters to participate in their election. If you choose to vote one of these three party ballots, you will be able to vote for that party’s presidential candidates.

The Green, Peace and Freedom, and Republican parties have chosen to NOT ALLOW Nonpartisan voters to participate in their presidential primary elections. If you wish to vote for one these three party presidential candidates, you will need to re-register with that party. You can re-register at registertovote.ca.gov before February 17th.

If you are registered as a No Party Preference voter, click here to request one of the available party ballots.

Candidate Information

Candidate filing for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election has closed. Please contact us at 530-225-5730 if you would like information about becoming a write-in candidate.

Candidate Guide

List of Qualified Candidates