How to vote for Bernie Sanders in California

Register By

February 18 (Tuesday)

Same-Day Registration California has Same-Day Registration on March 3 https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/same-day-reg/

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

California Primary: March 3, 2020

Californians must register as democrat or 'No Party Preference' to vote for Bernie! Ask for a democratic ballot!

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in California and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

California Voter Information

Get Registered

California has semi-closed primaries — Californians must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

California has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on March 3, 2020 https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/same-day-reg/

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote in California on Tuesday March 3rd, from 7:00AM – 8:00PM,
Find your polling place here https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

The official 2020 Voter Guide will be available here in January: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voter-information-guides/

Check out the official California Elections 2020 Calendar here: https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov//statewide-elections/2020-primary/section-5-primary-calendar.pdf

If you need more help call the California Voter Hotline at: (800) 345-VOTE (8683)

They will receive a blank
ballot unless they request a  Democratic crossover ballot. “No party preference”

Id Requirement

Bring your ID JUST IN CASE (especially if you registered online).

More info here: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/what-bring/

Voter Workplace Protection

Time off required: Up to two hours at beginning or end of shift.
Paid up to two hours, with 2 working days notice before election.

Early Voting

Vote Early in California! Californians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in California begins February 3 and ends on March 3.

Registered voters may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for an upcoming election at any time. If you apply by mail, your application must be received no later than 7 days before Election Day.

Early voting starts February 3rd, 2020.

Download the California absentee ballot here: https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/vote-by-mail/pdf/vote-by-mail-application.pdf

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in California

California has 495 delegates

  • 272 district
  • 90 at large
  • 54 Pledged PLEOs
  • 79 Superdelegates

Important dates:

Filing period to become a District Delegate: January 6, 2020 – March 3, 2020

Filing period to become an At Large or PLEO Delegate: February 7, 2020 to April 21, 2020

Primary: March 3, 2020

Post-primary Caucus: April 19, 2020

Supplemental District-level Selection Caucuses: May 9, 2020

Delegation Meeting/State Convention: May 17, 2020

Documents

California Delegate Selection Plan

One Pager

District Delegates (272) District level Alternates (25)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File Form A during the filing period from January 6 and March 3, 2020
  • Form A is available at https://www.cadem.org/our-party/national-convention. Beginning 1/6/20. Send Form A, to California Democratic Party Headquarters 1830 9th Street,Sacramento, CA 95811 or email [email protected]rg or FAX 916-442-5715
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the April 19, 2020 caucus in your district All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus in their Congressional District to vote for the District Delegate candidates that filed by March 3, 2020.

At Large Delegates (90) At Large Alternate Delegates (10)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Form B, during the filing period from February 7, 2020 to April 21, 2020.
  • Form B is available  at https://www.cadem.org/our-party/national-convention. Send Form B, to California Democratic Party Headquarters 1830 9th Street,Sacramento, CA 95811 or email [email protected] or FAX 916-442-5715
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of California’s National Convention Delegates at the May 17, 2020 Delegation Meeting/State Convention

PLEO Delegates (54)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Form C, during the filing period from February 7, 2020 to April 21, 2020.
  • Form C is available  at https://www.cadem.org/our-party/national-convention. Send Form C, to California Democratic Party Headquarters 1830 9th Street,Sacramento, CA 95811 or email [email protected] or FAX 916-442-5715
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of California’s National Convention Delegates at the May 17, 2020 Delegation Meeting/State Convention

Standing Committee (54) and Delegation Chair

54 Standing Committee members (18 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of California’s National Convention Delegates on May 17, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (11)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before May 17, 2020.

Contact the California Democratic Party with questions.

California Superdelegates: Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Maxine Waters, Jared Huffman, John Garamendi, Mike Thompson, Doris Matsui, Ami Bera, Jerry McNerney, Josh Harder, Mark DeSaulnier, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Jim Costa, Ro Khanna, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Jimmy Panetta, T. J. Cox ,Salud Carbajal , Katie Hill, Julia Brownley, Judy Chu, Adam Schiff, Tony Cárdenas, Brad Sherman, Pete Aguilar, Grace Napolitano, Ted Lieu, Jimmy Gomez, Norma Torres, Raul Ruiz, Karen Bass, Linda Sánchez, Gil Cisneros, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Mark Takano, Maxine Waters, Nanette Barragan, Katie Porter, Lou Correa, Alan Lowenthal, Mike Levin, Juan Vargas Scott Peters, Susan Davis, Steven K. Alari, Ms. Laphonza Butler, Ms.Becca Doten, Maria Elena Durazo, Jess Durfee, Maria Echaveste, Mary Ellen Early, Ron Galperin, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rusty Hicks, Ms. Alice A. Huffman, Ms.Aleita J. Huguenin, Hon. Lorna M. Johnson, Michael Kapp, Haritha Kumar, Andrew Lachman, Hon. Barbara Lee, Otto O. Lee, Sandra M. Lowe, Kerman Maddox, Bob Mulholland, Hon. Alex Padilla, Christine Pelosi, John A. Pérez, Garry S. Shay, Melahat Rafiei, Alexandra Gallardo Rooker, Susie A. Shannon, Keith Kaz Umemoto, Amy Elaine Wakeland, Rosalind Wyman, Laurence S. Zakson    Rion J. Ramirez, Joe Buscaino, Bill Derrough

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in California you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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