Tuesday, Feb. 18 is the last chance to register for CA primary elections
Elections have the power to swing action on everything from global climate change to the parking ordinances in town. Double-check that you’re registered or register online right here — in less time than it takes to make popcorn. Here’s what you need to know.
- Make sure you’re eligible: In general, you need to be 18 years old by Election Day and a U.S. citizen (in addition to some other requirements). See who can vote in California.
- Choose whether to vote in person or by mail: You’ll be assigned a polling place near whichever address you use to register. If getting there will be difficult on Election Day, you can select the option to vote by mail. If you vote by mail, you’ll receive a ballot a few weeks before the election that you can drop in the mailbox or at any polling place before 8 p.m. on Election Day.
- Pick a political party … or choose not to: You can register as “No Party Preference” (not affiliated with any particular political party) but this will limit your choice of ballots in California’s March 3 primary:
- The Green, Peace and Freedom, and Republican presidential primaries are open only to voters registered with their respective parties.
- The Democratic Party, American Independent Party and Libertarian Party all allow No Party Preference voters to request their party’s presidential ballot in the March 3 primaries.
- Now do it: Use Rock the Vote form available on the UC website — one of the quickest, most convenient options. Or, register by mail (contact your county elections office) or in-person (at the DMV or local election office), if you prefer.
And remember to vote on March 3, 2020, in the California primary!Tags: get out the vote, GOTV, voting