Get Ready for the Primaries!

Mark your calendar — March 3 is the date of the presidential primaries this year, when registered voters cast their ballots for who will be their political party’s candidate in the November 2020 elections. To ensure your voice is heard this March, register to vote by February 18, 2020. To pre-register or register to vote, check the status of your registration, or find out more information about voting, visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/ or call the Secretary of State’s toll-free voter hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

And even if you have missed the deadline to register, you may still vote as a “conditional” voter. You may not be able to vote at your regular polling place or vote by mail, but there is still an opportunity to cast a ballot by completing the conditional voter registration process. Eligible citizens who miss the deadline can go to their county elections office or a designated satellite location to register and vote conditionally. Those ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. Voters can complete the conditional voter registration process 14 days before an election all the way through to Election Day. For more information, visit https://www.lavote.net/ at or call (800) 815-2666.

And don’t forget: March 3 is also the day when voters will decide on state and local issues. These include California State Measure 13, a bond measure which concerns education finance and school facilities for public preschools, schools housing grades K-12 and colleges. Other proposed local measures impact policies and budgets of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which can directly affect your family.Knowledge is power, and your vote matters. To find out about your local ballot initiatives, visit https://lavote.net/docs/rrcc/election-info/03032020_Measures-Appearing-On-The-Ballot.pdf?v=

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