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No Party Preference

As a voter registered with No Party Preference, if you want to vote for U.S. President, you must request a primary election ballot with presidential candidates.

The American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties chose to allow No Party Preference voters to participate in their Presidential Primary Elections.

If your vote-by-mail ballot does not have presidential candidates...

The default ballot for No Party Preference voters has no presidential candidates on it. If you want to vote for a presidential candidate, do NOT cast this ballot. You can request a replacement ballot with presidential candidates from your county elections office by:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Fax

To contact your county elections office, visit our County Elections Offices page. February 25 is the final day to request a new ballot be mailed to you.

After February 25, you can bring your vote-by-mail ballot to your local polling place or vote center and exchange it for a ballot with presidential candidates.

If you vote at the polls…

Ask the poll worker for a ballot with either American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Party presidential candidates when checking-in at a polling place or vote center.

If you want to vote for Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Party presidential candidates you can complete the 'Same Day' voter registration process at the polling place or vote center.

To re-register to vote…

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you can do so in person at a polling place, any vote center, or your county elections office.

The American Independent Party

As a voter registered with the American Independent Party you can ONLY vote for that party's presidential candidates in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary.

If you want to vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.

If you want to vote for the Democratic or Libertarian Parties' presidential candidates, you can either re-register with the party or register with No Party Preference. For more details, click on the No Party Preference tab on this page.

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county elections office.

The Democratic Party

As a voter registered with the Democratic Party you can ONLY vote for that party's presidential candidates in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary.

If you want to vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.

If you want to vote for the American Independent or Libertarian Parties' presidential candidates, you can either re-register with the party or register with No Party Preference. For more details, click on the No Party Preference tab on this page.

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county elections office.

The Green Party

As a voter registered with the Green Party you can ONLY vote for that party's presidential candidates in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary.

If you want to vote for the Peace and Freedom, or Republican Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.

If you want to vote for the American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Parties' presidential candidates, you can either re-register with the party or register with No Party Preference. For more details, click on the No Party Preference tab on this page.

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county elections office.

The Libertarian Party

As a voter registered with the Libertarian Party you can ONLY vote for that party's presidential candidates in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary.

If you want to vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.

If you want to vote for the American Independent or Democratic Parties' presidential candidates, you can either re-register with the party or register with No Party Preference. For more details, click on the No Party Preference tab on this page.

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county elections office.

The Peace and Freedom Party

As a voter registered with the Peace and Freedom Party you can ONLY vote for that party's presidential candidates in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary.

If you want to vote for the Green or Republican Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.

If you want to vote for the American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Parties' presidential candidates, you can either re-register with the party or register with No Party Preference. For more details, click on the No Party Preference tab on this page.

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county elections office.

The Republican Party

As a voter registered with the Republican Party you can ONLY vote for that party's presidential candidates in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary.

If you want to vote for the Green or Peace and Freedom Parties' presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party.

If you want to vote for the American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Parties' presidential candidates, you can either re-register with the party or register with No Party Preference. For more details, click on the No Party Preference tab on this page.

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county elections office.

I am not sure if I registered with a political party

You can check your voter registration status, including political party, at any time by visiting voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. You can also call our Voter Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683) for your status.

If you need to register to vote for the first time or update your voter registration information, including political party, visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov

I am registered with an unqualified / unknown political party

As a voter registered with an unqualified or unknown political party, you will have the same options as a voter registered with No Party Preference for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election.

If you want to vote for U.S. President, you must request a primary election ballot with presidential candidates.

The American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties chose to allow No Party Preference voters to participate in their Presidential Primary Elections.

If your vote-by-mail ballot does not have presidential candidates…

The default ballot for voters registered with an unqualified or unknown political party has no presidential candidates on it. If you want to a vote for a presidential candidate, do NOT cast this ballot. You can request a replacement ballot with presidential candidates from your county elections office by:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Fax

To contact your county elections office, visit our County Elections Offices page. February 25 is the final day to request a new ballot be mailed to you.

After February 25, you can bring your vote-by-mail ballot to your local polling place or vote center and exchange it for a ballot with presidential candidates.

If you vote at the polls...

Ask the poll worker for a ballot with either American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Party presidential candidates when checking-in at a polling place or vote center.

If you want to vote for Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Party presidential candidates you can complete the 'Same Day' voter registration process at the polling place or vote center.

To re-register to vote…

You can re-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov. If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you can do so in person at a polling place, any vote center, or your county elections office.