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Key Dates

Monday, February 5, 2024: All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024: Ballot drop-off locations open. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2022: Last day to register to vote. 

Saturday, February 24, 2024: Vote centers open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties. Stanislaus and Merced counties are Voter's Choice Act counties; San Joaquin County is not. 

March 4, 2024: Election Day: Vote in-person at your polling place. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office. If mailing, vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by March 12, 2024.

Banner image with text: California Presidential Primary, March 5, 2024. Information on the upcoming election. Pink and blue on a grey background

Ballot Measures


There is only one measure on the ballot for the March 5, 2024 election: 


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Proposition 1

*Note: Portions of AB 531 and SB 326 will appear on the ballot as Proposition 1.

For full text of Proposition 1, please go to page 37 of the Official Voter Information Guide:

Nonpartisan Voter Guides for March 2024 Election