March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
Noms for Central Committees Open Sept. 29
Nominations for party county central committee offices open Friday, September 29, 2023, and close Friday, December 8, 2023. Note that only four of the six qualified political parties in California (Democratic Party, Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party, Republican Party) have indicated they plan to use the public ballot process to elect their central committee members in 2024. View details here.
Sigs in Lieu Close Nov. 8
Signatures in lieu of filing fees opened Thursday, September 14, 2023, and close Wednesday, November 8, 2023, for all offices with filing fees up for election next March.
View a list of each office, including its term length, incumbent, filing fee, # of nomination signatures required, # of signatures in lieu needed, and estimated statement of qualifications costs.
What Are My Options for Voting for President in the 2024 Primary?
If you are registered with a qualified political party (American Independent Party, Democratic Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, Peace and Freedom Party, or Republican Party), then the presidential contest on your primary election ballot will only include candidates who are running for your party’s presidential nomination.
If you are not registered with a qualified political party (i.e., are “unaffiliated” or "No Party Preference"), you may be able to participate in another party's presidential primary if that party allows it. Each qualified political party must notify the California Secretary of State by October 23, 2023, if they will allow unaffiliated voters to "cross over" and participate in their party's presidential primary. Soon afterward, the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office will mail a postcard to No Party Preference voters with a list of which parties are allowing crossover voting. Simply mark which party's presidential ballot you would like to receive and mail it back.
Please note that the two pargraphs above only apply to the presidential contest. Regardless of your party registration, your ballot will also include voter-nominated and nonpartisan contests and measures appropriate for the districts in which you reside.
The video below offers an overview of the options available to No Party Preference voters who wish to vote for president in the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election.