For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 24, 2024
A voter’s party registration impacts the ballot that will be mailed.
San Rafael, CA Key dates are coming up in the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election. Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters in Marin County, and in-person services will be available at the Elections Department starting February 5.
Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts said those who selected a party when they registered will get a ballot with that party’s presidential primary candidates. Voters who registered as No Party Preference or Other, which means they are not affiliated with a qualified political party, will receive a nonpartisan ballot without presidential primary candidates.
The six qualified political parties in the State of California are American Independent Party, Democratic Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party, Peace and Freedom Party, and Republican Party. No Party Preference voters are typically referred to as “independent” or “decline to state.” Those who register as “Other” are handled the same as No Party Preference.
Three parties — American Independent Party, Democratic Party, and Libertarian Party — will allow voters registered as No Party Preference or Other to request their party ballot without changing their voter registration. Voters wishing to vote on the Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party, or Republican Party ballot will have to re-register with one of those parties.
All educational materials mailed to voters in advance of February 5 include information about the impact of party registration, and ballot packets will also include a reminder. Voters wishing to change their party or request another party’s ballot as allowed are encouraged to act soon.
All ballots, regardless of party affiliation or no party preference, include the candidates for U.S Senate, U.S. Representative, Member of the State Assembly, and Proposition 1. Ballots will also include local races and measures depending on where a voter lives.
For more information, call (415) 473-6456, or go to the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election page. Follow the Elections Department on Facebook.
Registrar of Voters
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website