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“No Party Preference” voter information for California 2020 Primary election

DEMOCRATS – Be sure you are registered as a Democrat to vote for a Democratic  Presidential candidate!

California voting laws are subject to change.  Please check with the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext.  7 to speak to a person for clarification on current registration laws for the California March 3,  2020 Primary.

Visit CA State website:  https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-info/how-vote-president/?#*

 

Voters who are Registered with a  Political Party other than Democratic,

who want to vote for a Democratic President, must RE-REGISTER.  If after the February 18, 2020 registration deadline,  please call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, ext. 7, to speak to a person during regular hours for a new California voting law regarding party registration after the deadline.

Only Voters registered with an accepted political party can vote for

that party’s presidential candidates in a primary election.

Santa Maria Elections Office is located at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway,

Santa Maria, CA 93455

(800) 722-8683, Ext 7 to speak with a person.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.,

excluding holidays

 

  To be eligible to vote for a Presidential candidate 

in the March 3, 2020 Primary in California if you are registered

as “No Party Preference”:

In order to vote for a Presidential candidate 

in the California March 3, 2020 Primary, 

your ballot must be one of three selections:

Democratic Party (the only ballot with Democratic Presidential candidates)

– America Independent Party

– Libertarian Party

Any ballot with “No Party Preference”, 

(or otherwise known as DS or “Decline to State”) 

will not have a Presidential candidate on it.

Here is the easiest remedy to register as a Democrat:

  If you vote in person and you are registered as “No Party Preference” 

you may simply request a desired crossover Democratic ballot when checking in at the polls,

or re-register with the Elections Office if after the February 18, 2020 deadline.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext. 7 to speak to a person.

Register: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/

  If you vote-by-mail and you are registered as “No Party Preference”

you will receive a postcard from the Santa Barbara County elections official 

in advance that will allow you to select the political party of your choice. 

Then after making a selection, return the post card by mail. 

These postcards will be sent in advance of vote-by-mail ballots being sent out.

Otherwise….

“No Party Preference” voters who do not respond to this postcard will be mailed 

a ballot without any presidential candidates listed. 

If this happens, they are still able to request a crossover ballot from their 

county elections official via:

  • Phone:  (800) 722-8683, Ext. 7 to speak to a person.
  • Email:   (Call for email address)
  • Fax:      (805) 346-8342 or (805) 568-2209

Voters can also take their non-partisan vote-by-mail ballot to their polling place 

(or any vote center in a Voters’ Choice Act County) and exchange it for a ballot 

with presidential candidates.

Voters who are Registered with a  Political Party other than Democratic,

who want to vote for a Democratic President, must RE-REGISTER.

Only Voters registered with an accepted political party can vote for 

that party’s presidential candidates in a primary election. 

Santa Maria Elections Office is located at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, 

Santa Maria, CA 93455

(800) 722-8683, Ext.  7 to speak with a person.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 

excluding holidays

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