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

The February 25 deadline to request a vote by mail ballot has passed. If you need voting assistance, please visit a Vote Center.


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.