Presidential Primary Election – March 5, 2024

Description of Event Deadline* E-Date
Voter-Nominated Office: Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period September 14 – November 8, 2023 E-173 – E-118
Last day for propositions to qualify to appear on the ballot October 26, 2023 E-131
Voter Information Guide Proposition Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline November 3, 2023 E-123
US President: Nomination Paper Period for Presidential Candidates not selected by the Secretary of State November 6 – December 15, 2023 E-120 – E-81
Voter Information Guide Proposition Argument Submission Deadline November 7, 2023 E-119

Voter Information Guide Proposition Argument Selection and Exchange

November 12, 2023* E-114
Voter-Nominated Office: Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period November 13 – December 8, 2023 E-113 – E-88
Voter-Nominated Office: Candidate Statement Period for County Voter Information Guides (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly) November 13 – December 8, 2023 E-113 - E-88
Voter Information Guide U.S. Senate Office Candidate Statement Deadline November 15, 2023 E-111
Voter Information Guide Legislative Analyst’s Office Proposition Analysis and Proposition Text Deadline November 16, 2023 E-110
Voter Information Guide Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline November 16, 2023 E-110
State Voter Information Guide is available for public display and examination. November 21 – December 11, 2023 E-105 – E-85
US President: Proof of Generally Advocated for or Recognized Candidate On or before November 28, 2023 E-98
US President: Announcement of Selected Presidential Candidates On or before December 8, 2023 E-88
Randomized alphabet drawing for the order of the candidates on the ballot December 14, 2023 E-82
Voter-Nominated Office: Notice to Candidates December 23, 2023* E-73
US President: Deadline for Selected Presidential Candidates to Withdraw December 28, 2023 E-68
Certified List of Candidates for the March 5, 2024 Election will be posted December 28, 2023 E-68
Voters can check their status at My Voter Status to confirm their mailing address and voting status. December 28, 2023 E-68
US President: Candidate Statement Deadline for the Secretary of State's Website December 29, 2023 E-67
Online version of State Voter Information Guide Available January 8 – February 20, 2024 E-57 – E-14
Voter-Nominated Office: Declaration of Candidacy Extension Period if Incumbent Does Not File January 8 – February 20, 2024 E-57 – E-14
Voter-Nominated Office: Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period January 8 – February 20, 2024 E-57 – E-14
Secretary of State's office will mail the Official Voter Information Guide during this period January 25 – February 13, 2024 E-40 – E-21
County Election offices will mail the County Voter Information Guide during this period January 25 – February 13, 2024 E-40 – E-21
No later than this date, county elections officials shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot February 5, 2024 E-29
Early Voting sites are open February 5 – March 4, 2024 E-29 – E1
By this date, all counties shall open ballot drop–off locations for vote-by-mail ballots. To find a location please visit: https://caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov/ February 5 – March 5, 2024 E-29 – E-0
US President: Statement and Endorsement of Write-in Candidacy February 13, 2024 E-21
Last day to register to vote for the primary election. To check your voter registration status visit MyVoterStatus February 19, 2024* E-46
Same Day Registration available. Voters can "conditionally" register and vote a provisional ballot during this time February 20 – March 5, 2024 E-14 – E-0
Certified List of Write-In Candidates February 23, 2024 E-11
Counties that are part of the Voter's Choice Act will open Vote Centers February 24, 2024* E-10
Election Day – Polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. March 5, 2024 E-0
Election Results Returns, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The county elections official shall conduct the semifinal official canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State at least every two hours until completed March 5, 2024 8:00 p.m. E-0
Vote by Mail ballot deadline to be delivered by the United States Postal Service as long as the vote-by-mail ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day March 12, 2024 E+7
US President: Counties to send Statement of Results to Secretary of State April 2, 2024 E+28
Last day for county elections officials to certify election results April 4, 2024 E+30
The county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State, in an electronic format, one complete copy of the primary election returns April 5, 2024 E+31
US President: Primary Results Compiled by the Secretary of State April 6, 2024* E+32
Statement of Vote is the final official election results certified by the Secretary of State and posted on the website April 12, 2024* E+38
Voter-Nominated Office: Certificates of Nomination April 15, 2024 E+41
Last day for Secretary of State to release the official Supplement to the Statement of the Vote November 12, 2024* E+158

*Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.