2024 California Presidential Primary
- The last day to register to vote for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election is February 20, 2024.
- All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election.
- Your county elections office will begin mailing ballots by February 5, 2024.
- Ballot drop-off locations open on February 6, 2024.
- Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office.
- 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.
- Key Dates and Deadlines
- 2024 California Election Guide
- Governor's Proclamation (PDF)
- Proclamation and Writ of Election (PDF)
- Complete Primary Election Calendar (PDF)
- Qualifications for Running for Office
- Presidential Candidate Statement Guidelines for March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
- Generally Advocated For Candidates only: Proof of Generally Advocated For or Recognized Candidate Form (PDF)
Election Related Advisories to Counties
- CCROV # 23106 Presidential Primary: Proposition Numbering (PDF)
- Register to Vote
- My Voter Status
- How to Vote for U.S. President
- Voting in California
- Where's My Ballot?
- No Party Preference Information
- No Party Preference Cross-over Ballot Notice and Application (PDF)
- Vote By Mail
- Same Day Voter Registration (Conditional Voter Registration)
- Provisional Voting
- Military & Overseas Voters
- Where and How to Vote
- Poll Worker Information
- Electoral College Information
- Election Video Resources
- Election Cybersecurity
- County Elections Offices
- Frequently Asked Questions