Easy Voter Guide
California Presidential Primary Election
YOUR VOTE. YOUR VOICE.
Presidential Primary Election
June 7, 2016
Sign up to vote
May 23: Last day to register to vote in this election.
May 31: Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot.
Jun 07: ELECTION DAY Your polling place is open from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
~ Representatives in U.S. Congress and the California State Legislature
~ A proposed law for California, Proposition 50: Suspension of Legislators
~ Other candidates and proposed laws depending on where you live
Voting for President
The political party you choose will determine which candidates for President appear on your ballot.
If you register without choosing a political party, there is still a way you can vote for a candidate for President:
Three of the political parties, American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian, will allow voters with “no party preference” to ask for their ballots in the June 7 election.
But if you want to vote on presidential candidates for the Green, Peace & Freedom, or Republican Party then you must re-register and select that party. Just make sure you re-register by the May 23 deadline.
You can sign up to vote if you are:
• 18 years or older by Election Day
• a U.S. citizen
• not in prison or on parole for a felony To sign up to vote, get a registration form:
• Fill out the form online at REGISTER TO VOTE
in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, or Vietnamese.
• Or call 1-800-345-8683 to have the form sent to you.
• Or pick one up at the library, post office, or DMV.
There is no cost to register.
Fill out the form completely and mail it in. You will be asked to include your driver’s license number or other identification.
When should I sign up?
• Sign up (register) by May 23, 2016, to vote in the June 7, 2016, election.
• If you are already registered, you need to fill out a new form only if you move, change your name, or want to change your choice of political party.
Produced for statewide elections in California since 1994, the Easy Voter Guide is a collaboration of the League of Women Voters® ofCalifornia Education Fund and the California State Library.