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March 5, 2024 is the Primary Election

Voting is the best way to make sure that your voice count. Make a plan to vote and educate yourself on what you’re voting on.

Need to register to vote?


In this election, all California voters will receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot starting February 5, 2024.

Ways to make your vote count.

Find a local ballot box


Find a vote center



Can I pre-register to vote in California?

Yes, to pre-register to vote in CA, you must:

  • Be 16 or 17 years old; and 
  • Meet all the other eligibility requirements to vote

After pre-registering to vote you will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday. 

What if I need to check my voter registration status?

If you've moved, changed your name, or want to update your political party affiliation, you need to update your voter registration. To check your voter registration status - you can use the “My Voter Status” tool at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov 

 You can also call the Voter Hotline at 1-800-345-VOTE (8683) for your status.

What if I miss the voter registration deadline? 

If you miss the deadline to register to vote 15 days before an election, you still have an opportunity to register and vote. You can go to your local vote center on or before Election Day  to complete the conditional voter registration process (often referred to as "Same Day Voter Registration").  You will fill out a voter registration card and given a ballot. Once county election officials have verified your voter registration, your vote will be counted. 

Is my vote secure? 

Yes, California exceeds Federal requirements for election security. Every vote must be cast on a paper ballot or have a voter verified paper audit trail. Voter equipment used to cast and count ballots must be certified for use in California and kept offline. Elections officials conduct post-election audits, including a manual tally of a sample of ballots, after every election to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the vote count.

How can I get up-to-the-minute election results?

• Statewide election vote counts can be found at electionresults.sos.ca.gov

• Follow  @CASOSvote on Twitter

 • Sign up for E-updates at https://goo.gl/BB7zb4

How can I track my mail-in ballot? 

Visit https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ to determine the status of your mail-in ballot or call (800) 815-2666

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