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California Presidential Primary Election Voter Guide 2024

Presidential Primary Election 2024

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In person voting: Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 7am - 8pm.


Voter Registration Voting Guides Find Your Polling Place Important Dates

Step 1: Register to Vote

Register Online to Vote

Step 3: Vote!

Vote By Mail

  • County elections officials mail vote-by-mail ballots to all active registered voters
  • Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day
  • Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office

Find Your Polling Place

If you have more questions about voting, call the California Secretary of State's toll-free voter hotline:

  • (800) 345-VOTE (8683) – English
  • (800) 232-VOTA (8682) - español / Spanish

Important Dates

  • The California Presidential Primary Election is March 5, 2024
  • The last day to register to vote is February 20, 2024
  • The county elections office will begin mailing ballots by February 5, 2024
  • Ballot drop-off locations open on February 6, 2024
  • Vote centers open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties beginning on February 24, 2024
  • Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by March 12, 2024.