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Secretary Padilla Urges Californians to Consider Voting Early

SACRAMENTO, CA February 28, 2020 – With record 20.6 million Californians registered to vote, the expansion of Same Day Voter Registration opportunities, and excitement around the Presidential Primary Election, polling place wait times are expected to be longer than normal on March 3.   “California is at record voter registration, and voters across the state […]

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Same Day Voter Registration Allows Californians who Missed Traditional Deadline another Opportunity to Register and Vote

SACRAMENTO – Californians who missed the February 18 deadline to register to vote — or update their voter registration — for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election can take advantage of ‘Same Day’ voter registration and cast a ballot by visiting their county elections office or any vote center or polling place in their county of residence. “If you missed the traditional voter registration […]

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Midnight “Traditional” Deadline to Register to Vote for March 3 Presidential Primary Election

SACRAMENTO February 18, 2020 – Today, February 18, is the “traditional” deadline for Californians to register to vote or update their voter registration information for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Voters who miss this deadline will still have the option of using the ‘Same Day’ voter registration process at their local county elections office, polling place, or vote center […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases Latest Report of Registration; 500,000 California Teens have Pre-Registered since Program Launch

SACRAMENTO, CA February 6, 2020 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the latest statewide Report of Registration ahead of the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary. As of January 3, 2020, there were 20,428,270 registered voters in California. This is an increase of 3,159,437 registered voters since the last Report of Registration at a similar […]

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Where’s My Ballot? New Tool Launched to Help Voters Track the Status of their Vote-by-Mail Ballots

SACRAMENTO, CA February 4, 2020 – The California Secretary of State’s office has launched the new “Where’s My Ballot?” tool. Voters can now sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automated notifications about their vote-by-mail ballots by email, text (SMS), or voice call. “Shoppers are already used to receiving updates on their online retail purchases, from shipment to delivery. Now we can […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidate List for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

SACRAMENTO, CA December 30, 2019 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla published the certified lists of candidates who will appear on March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election ballots. The official lists, with ballot designations for each candidate, if applicable, and contact information is available at: https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov//statewide-elections/2020-primary/cert-list-candidates.pdf  Vote-by-Mail Ballot Mailing Period The first March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary […]

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No Party Preference Voters Encouraged to Complete Presidential Primary Ballot Selection Postcards by the New Year

SACRAMENTO, CA December 11, 2019 – California county elections offices across California are mailing postcards to every No Party Preference voter who is registered to vote-by-mail. These postcards are standard and provide voters with their presidential primary voting options. The American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian parties are allowing No Party Preference voters to participate in their March 3, […]

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Candidate Filing Deadline Extended in Congressional and Legislative Districts Where No Eligible Incumbent Has Filed

SACRAMENTO, CA December 6, 2019 – State law provides that the candidate filing period for congressional and state legislative races extends if an eligible incumbent does not file to run for re-election. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that the candidate filing period had been extended to close of business on December 11, 2019 […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases List of Presidential Candidates for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

SACRAMENTO, CA December 6, 2019 – Pursuant to state law, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the list of candidates who met the criteria to be “generally advocated for or recognized” as running for U.S. President. These candidates’ names will be placed on the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election ballots in California. Democratic […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Launches New How to Vote for President Website ahead of March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 21, 2019 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla has launched a new website — HowToVoteForPresident.sos.ca.gov — detailing California voters’ options for voting for U.S. President in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary. A voter’s political party affects which presidential candidates they can vote for in a primary election.   “Elections officials across California work hard to […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases Statewide Voter Information Guide for Public Review

SACRAMENTO, CA November 19, 2019 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla today made the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide available for public review. The guide, which will be mailed to every voting household in California, includes arguments for and against Proposition 13 and other important election information such as the […]

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New Report of California Voter Registration: Highest Percentage of Eligible Voters Registered in 67 Years

SACRAMENTO, CA November 6, 2019 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the latest statewide report of voter registration, showing that 80.65 percent of eligible Californians are registered to vote—the highest percentage since June 1952. As of October 1, 2019, there were 20,328,636 Californians registered as of this report. Click here to view the […]

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Three Parties to Allow No Party Preference Voters to Participate in Presidential Primary

SACRAMENTO, CA October 21, 2019 – The following parties have notified California Secretary of State Alex Padilla that they will allow No Party Preference voters to request their party’s presidential ballot in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election: American Independent Party Democratic Party Libertarian Party The Green, Peace and Freedom, and Republican presidential primaries […]

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Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election Results Certified

SACRAMENTO, CA September 5, 2019 – County elections officials have certified the results of the August 27, 2019 Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election. The top two vote-getters, who now move on to the November 5, 2019 Special General Election, are as follows: Assembly District 1 Elizabeth Betancourt, Democratic Party Megan Dahle, Republican Party The […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election

SACRAMENTO July 10, 2019 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla today certified the lists of candidates who will appear on the August 27, 2019 Assembly District 1 Special Primary Election ballots. State Assembly Member District 1 Special Primary Election – August 27, 2019 Official Certified List of Candidates ELIZABETH BETANCOURT Farmer/Watershed Scientist Democratic MEGAN DAHLE […]

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Amador County Becomes 12th County to Adopt Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections

AMADOR COUNTY, CA, May 21, 2019 – The Amador County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the Voter’s Choice Act for the 2020 elections. Under this modern election model, every registered voter will automatically receive their ballot by mail and have options for how to return their ballot: by mail, to any ballot drop box in the county, […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla, ‘Safe at Home’ Program Recognize April as Sexual Violence Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO, CA April 24, 2019 – The Secretary of State’s Safe at Home program will recognize April as Sexual Violence Awareness Month by participating in Denim Day activities at the State Capitol today. Held annually on a Wednesday in April, Denim Day encourages the wearing of denim jeans to raise awareness about sexual harassment and […]

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Santa Clara County Adopts Voter’s Choice Act for 2020 Elections

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA April 10, 2019 – Yesterday evening, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt the Voter’s Choice Act for the 2020 elections. Under this modern election model, every registered voter in the county will automatically receive their ballot by mail and have options for how to return their ballot, […]