Monday, May 23, 2016

Last Day to Register (or Update Your Registration) for California Presidential Primary

Today is the last day to register (or re-register) to vote in California's June 7 presidential primary. You can do this online.

Requirements for Voting in a Party Primary:

  • To vote in the Democratic primary, you must be registered either as a Democrat or "no party preference" (NPP), formerly known as "decline-to-state".
  • To vote in the Republican primary, you must be registered as a Republican.
  • You can update your political party preference using the online voter registration form.

A Few More Things to Know:

  • Some Californians registered for a political party with "Independant" in the name, when they meant to register as "no party preference". If that's you, you can change your party preference using the online voter registration form.
  • Online voter registration is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
  • Students can register using their home or school address.
  • If you prefer a paper voter registration application, check your local library, county elections office, DMV, or post office. Paper applications must be postmarked today, or hand-delivered to your county elections office, in order to meet the deadline for voting in the June 7 primary.
  • Three parties (the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party, and the American Independent Party) allow NPP voters to vote in their California presidential primaries. NPP voters must specifically request a ballot for one of these parties; by default, they receive a non-partisan ballot without presidential candidates.


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