Crossover Ballot

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California will hold the Presidential Primary Election on March 3 2020. Presidential Primaries are unique because political parties can let No Party Preference voters “crossover” into their party and vote for one of their presidential candidates.

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If I am registered with one of the following political parties:

  • American Independent
  • Green
  • Democratic
  • Libertarian
  • Peace and Freedom
  • Republican

 

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I will receive a ballot for my political party.

 


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If I am registered as “No Party Preference” voter

 

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I will receive a nonpartisan ballot but I can request a ballot from one of the following political parties:

  • American Independent
  • Democratic
  • Libertarian

Choosing to participate in a party’s primary in this election will not change my registration status as a No Party Preference voter.

I may request one of the above ballot choices by emailing registrar@smcacre.org, calling 650.312.5222 or writing/visiting the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road.

I may also make a request in person at any Vote Center up to 29 days before Election Day. To avoid long wait times, I may visit a Vote Center before Election Day.

 


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If I am registered as a “No Party Preference” voter and want a ballot from one of the following political parties:

  • Green
  • Peace and Freedom
  • Republican

These political parties require voters to register with their party in order to vote for their presidential candidates.

 

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I must re-register with that party.

I can go to www.registertovote.ca.gov or pick up a Voter Registration Card at a library, city/town hall or post office.

The deadline to re-register online or by mail is February 18. I may re-register at any Vote Center through Election Day.

 


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If I am registered with a political party but want a ballot from a different party

 

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I must re-register.

I can go to www.registertovote.ca.gov or pick up a Voter Registration Card at a library, city/town hall or post office.

The deadline to re-register online or by mail is February 18. I may re-register at any Vote Center through Election Day.

 


Crossover Ballot Application for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

To obtain a Crossover ballot for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election only, complete the information on this form. This application must be received by the Registration & Elections Division no later than February 25, 2020. The crossover ballot can be obtained in-person at any Vote Center after this date.

I am a nonpartisan voter and I would like a ballot from the following party:

If you are registered with a political party, you will receive the ballot for your party.

Voter Information

I attest that I have not applied, nor do I intend to apply, to vote by mail in any other jurisdiction for this election. I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the name, address and other information I provided on this application are true and correct. Warning: Perjury is punishable by imprisonment in state prison for two, three or four years. (CA Penal Code §126)

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