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February 3, 2019
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One Year Out: Vote-by-Mail Ballots for 2020 Primary to be Mailed February 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO – One year from today, county elections officials will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots to California voters for the March 3, 2020 Primary. 

 "While the eyes of the nation will be on the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020, millions of ballots will begin to be delivered to California voters," California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said.

Vote-by-mail continues to grow — vote-by-mail ballots accounted for over half of the ballots cast in the past eight statewide elections. 8,302,488 vote-by-mail ballots were cast in the 2018 General Election — accounting for 65.3% of all ballots cast.

"In 2020, California's Presidential Primary will be in primetime — and California voters will have a major voice in selecting nominees for President of the United States. We will work to make sure voters are ready. Californians should verify their voter registration record — including address and political party preference — at To update registration information or to register to vote, go to," Padilla added.


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