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March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
Can I vote for any candidate for President? The answer is NO.
Are you registered to vote as a "No Party Preference" or "American Independent" voter? Do you want to vote for a Presidential candidate in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election? You may not be able to....read the Cross Party Voting information to see if you qualify.
In California, state law requires the Registrar of Voters to send "Cross Party Voting" notifications to voters that have selected "No Party Preference" rather than selecting a political party when registering to vote. We recently sent a yellow card to these voters that shows the three political parties that are allowing "Cross Party Voting" for the upcoming presidential election. These parties are the Libertarian, Democratic and American Independent Party. The Republican party is not allowing "Cross Party Voting". Read more about "Cross Party Voting" here: Cross Party Voting. The Elections Division is prohibited by law to send any party specific ballot to a "No Party Preference" voter unless the voter requests it or re-registers with a party that is not allowing "Cross Party Voting".
There is still time to register with a political party if you want to vote for a candidate that is a Republican, Green or Peace and Freedom. Just complete a new voter registration card and drop it in the mail, no postage required or update your current registration online using the link below by December 27, 2019. This allows enough time to send you the ballot for the political party that you want.
Primary Elections are party specific; voters narrow down the candidates to the top two regardless of party. It is in the General Election that happens in November, 2020, that voters can vote for either candidate regardless of party affiliation.
Simply writing in a name of a candidate for a political party that you want to vote for on a ballot is not allowed by law.
Call if you have questions: 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE.
Plumas County Votes by Mail
If you have moved, changed your mailing address by adding or closing a post office box, and you haven't completed a new Voter Registration Form notifying us, you may not receive a voter information guide and a ballot for upcoming elections. Completing a change of address card at the Post Office DOES NOT update your voter registration. A new Voter Registration Form is required when you have changes.
Unsigned Ballot Envelope Form (PDF) - If you forgot to sign your Ballot Return ID Envelope, you can use this form.
Ballot Envelope Signature Verification Form (PDF) - If your signature has changed since you registered to vote.
Elections Division - 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE
How to contact your elected representatives: Government Organizational Chart (PDF) with addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
Additional information for Voters with disabilities. Voters voting at the Elections Department that are unable to mark a ballot may bring up to two individuals to assist them in voting. Voters with special needs may also listen to the ballot and vote at the Elections Department. Please allow an hour to hear the ballot. Call with any questions you may have. 844-676-VOTE. The Courthouse is fully accessible.
There are six Political Parties in California. Would you like to know more about each one of them?
Visit Political Party Information to learn information about each party.
Republican | Democratic | American Independent | Libertarian | Green | Peace & Freedom
Plumas County Political Party Voter Registration Numbers
If you have specific questions pertaining to Elections, Vote by Mail ballots or Registering to Vote, please contact:
Marcy DeMartile Email Marcy 530-283-6129 or 530-283-6256
TOLL FREE 1-844-676-VOTE
Plumas County Elections Division
520 Main Street Room 102, Courthouse
Quincy CA 95971
Monday though Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00)
The Plumas County Clerk-Recorder;
- Promotes public confidence by providing the very highest level of courteous efficient service.
- Achieves open communication through teamwork and the spirit of goodwill.
- Provides ethical performance while maintaining and preserving the public's records in a secure and easily accessible environment.
- Ensures integrity in the administration of fair and impartial elections.