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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

January 26, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575


Three Parties to Allow No Party Preference Voters to Participate in Presidential Primary


SACRAMENTO – The following parties have notified California Secretary of State Alex Padilla that they will allow No Party Preference voters to request their party’s presidential ballot in the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election: 

  • American Independent Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Libertarian Party 

No Party Preference voters may request American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian presidential primary ballots at their polling place on Election Day or through the California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application. Any voter may request a mail ballot for the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election by filling out the California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application. 

The Green, Peace and Freedom, and Republican presidential primaries are therefore open only to voters registered with their respective parties. 

California citizens can register to vote, or update their registration information—including party preference—online at: