By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Registrar of Voters for County of San Bernardino and California Secretary of State (Information and Voting Results):
San Bernardino County, California: California Primary 2020 is being held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.
Here’s what to know regarding the Presidential Primary Election:
– Voting Ballot:
For the presidential primary election, the candidates will depend on your party registration or, for independent voters, the type of ballot requested.
In California, these voters can request “crossover ballots” to participate in contests for parties holding “open primaries,” which are the Democratic Party, the American Independent Party and the Libertarian Party.
The Republican Party, the Green Party and the Peace & Freedom Party are holding closed primaries, only open to registered party members.
Your ballot will also include candidates running for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly and Proposition 13 which said $15-billion school bond initiative that would fund new construction and updates in K-12 schools, community colleges and state universities.
Voters participating in the Democratic Party primary get ballots with 20 presidential candidates listed, including front-runners like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as candidates who dropped out after the state filing deadline like Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and businessman Andrew Yang.
Republican voters will get to choose from seven candidates, including current United States President Donald Trump, and the other parties have from five to 13 candidates apiece.
In California’s 36th Congressional District, which covers from Hemet, California to Blythe, California, voters will choosing from either incumbent Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, Republican challengers Erin Cruz, Patrice Kimbler and Milo Stevanovich. The top two candidates will advance to the November general election.
In California’s 8th Congressional District, which covers most of San Bernardino County, California and all of Inyo, California and Mono County, California, voters will choosing from either nine candidates hoping to succeed Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, California; they include Democrats Chris Bubser, Bob Conaway, and James Ellars, Republicans Tim Donnelly, Jerry Laws, Jeremy Staat, Justin David Whitehead and Jay Obernolte and Independent Jeff Esmus.
– Voting Ballot:
A majority of registered voters in California vote using ballots mailed to them in the lead-up to election day, but if you didn’t receive a ballot in the mail, you might be registered to vote at your designated polling place on election day or not registered at all.
You can check your voter registration status at: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov by plugging in your name, date of birth, identification number and the last four digits of your social security number.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot has already passed, but eligible voters can still participate in the election because of recently passed laws that allow for same-day registration.
If you aren’t registered to vote, you can go to your local polling place and cast what’s called a conditional ballot, which your county registrar will verify for eligibility before counting it.
If I forgot to send my mail ballot, all vote-by-mail ballots must be mailed to your county elections office by Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 and arrive there to be counted by March 6.
Voters can also drop off mail ballots at any polling place, the county registrar’s office or their city clerk’s office.
Polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT.
If you’re registered to vote by mail and would like to vote in person, you can also go to your polling place on Tuesday and trade in your ballot for a replacement.
Voters who misplaced their ballots can also received provisional ballots at polling places on election day.
In most cases, California voters do not need to show identification at their polling place.
But first-time voters who didn’t provide a driver’s license when registering must bring some form of identification or a bill with their name and address listed.
If you don’t have either of those documents, you can cast a provisional ballot, which your country registrar will verify for eligibility before counting.
**** More information regarding the Presidential Primary Election 2020 can be found at the following websites: ****
– California Secretary of State:
– Registrar of Voters for County of San Bernardino:
Hope to see you all go out and vote, and good luck to all the candidates.