FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE
December 28, 2024
Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. Certifies Candidate List for March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. today published the certified list of candidates who will appear on March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election ballots. The official list, with ballot designations for each candidate, if applicable, and contact information is available at:
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Mailing Period
The first March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election ballots may go out to California’s military and overseas voters as early as January 5. Counties must begin mailing all other vote-by-mail ballots by February 5.
Voters Registered with No Party Preference/No Party
Voters who declined to provide a political party preference or are registered with an unknown or unqualified political party are considered a "No Party Preference" (NPP) voter, and their primary election ballot will not have presidential candidates on it.
If a voter registered as No Party Preference/No Party wants to vote for U.S. President, they must request a ballot with presidential candidates from one of the following parties:
American Independent Party
A voter registered as No Party Preference/No Party should contact their county elections office to request a No Party Preference Cross-over Ballot Notice and Application by phone, email or fax. To contact their local county elections office, visit sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices.
If a voter wants to vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican parties' presidential candidates, they must re-register with that specific party.
To re-register to vote online, go to registertovote.ca.gov. If a voter needs to re-register after February 20, 2024, they can do so in person at a polling place, any vote center, or your county elections office.
Voters Registered to Vote with a Qualified Political Party
If a voter is registered with any of the following qualified political parties, they can only vote for that party’s presidential candidates:
American Independent Party
Peace and Freedom Party
If a voter wants to vote for another party's presidential candidates, they must re-register with that specific party.
Voters can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If a voter needs to re-register after February 20, 2024, they can do so in person at a polling place, any vote center, or at their county elections office.
For more Information on the process on How to Vote For President, visit howtovoteforpresident.sos.ca.gov or visit the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary election website at: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/pres-prim-march-2024