How to Vote for Bernie in California

Don't miss this chance, make a plan to vote!

The California Democratic Primary will take place on March 3rd, 2020. 

Only those registered as “Democrat” or “No Party Preference” will be able to vote for Bernie.

The deadline to register or update your voter registration for the primary is February 18th 2020. 

Keep reading for unique “No Party Preference” guidelines! 

Register to Vote


California voters can:

Vote by Mail:

Apply to vote by mail before February 25th or opt in permanently when you register to vote. 

  • Send your ballot by mail before March 3rd, no stamp is required. We strongly recommend mailing your ballot by February 15th to make sure it gets counted! 
  • If you don't want to put your ballot in the mail, you can drop your ballots off at a drop-off sites or at a polling place on March 3rd. Find your Polling Place

Alameda County voters: find your Vote by Mail drop box.

Vote Early:

Skip the line and make sure your vote is counted! Check your county elections office to find early polling locations.

On Election Day, Tuesday March 3rd 2020

Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. You must be in line by 8pm in order to vote!

Find your Polling Place



Voting for Bernie as "No Party Preference"

"No Party Preference " voters in California are allowed to participate in the Democratic Party Primary. However, unless you request a “Democratic Crossover Ballot”, you will receive a ballot with no option to vote for Bernie! 

NPP Voters can: 

Vote by Mail:

Vote Early:

  • Skip the line and make sure your vote is counted, ask for a "Democratic Crossover Ballot"
  • Check your county elections office for early polling locations. Find early polling locations

Vote in person on Election Day:

  • Got to your poll on March 3rd and request a “Democratic Crossover Ballot” in exchange for your NPP ballot.
  • Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. You must be in line by 8pm in order to vote!

ID is not required but bring one just in case!

Find your Polling Place


Forgot to register in time? Go vote anyway!

If you didn’t register in time you can now register on election day and cast a provisional ballot. However, this ballot will be counted after election day, once your new registration is verified and most likely will not count towards the announced results. 


MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT, VOTE EARLY! 


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