The California Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Poll are open from 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day.
Primary Election Vote Centers are located throughout L.A. County. To find a Vote Center near you go to LAVote.net. (You may call The Journal Offi ce for location information 626- 798-3972.
In 2020, the California Voter's Choice Act will take effect in Los Angeles County. When that happens, the number of in-person early voting centers will expand. Additionally, every single voter will be mailed a ballot, and voters will be able to cast a ballot at any voting center in their county.”
The California Voter's Choice Act allows counties to conduct elections under a model that "provides greater fl exibility and convenience for voters," according to California's Secretary of State. The law was passed and signed in 2016, but didn't take effect until 2018.
Counties that opt into the program mail every registered voter a ballot, allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county and expand inperson early voting.
Five of California's 58 counties adopted the new system in time for the 2018 general election, and those counties witnessed about a three percent increase in voter turnout, according to an independent study. Turnout among Latinos, Asians and young voters rose "sharply" from 2014 to 2018 in counties that adopted the new system compared to those that maintained the standard system.
Matt Barreto, a pollster and professor of political science at UCLA, said turnout was up across the whole state in 2018, "independent of the voting system in place," but that the new law had further increased turnout.
Seven different House districts fl ipped from Republican to Democrats in 2018, but none of those districts were in counties that adopted the new system. Fresno County, however, which had one of the closest fought House races, will be adopting the new system for 2020.
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Register by February 18 to vote in the March 3 Primary Election:
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You are eligible to vote if you:
•are a U.S. citizen
•are at least 18 years old
•have completed any felony sentence or parole
•have not been declared mentally incompetent by a court
•have registered at least 15 days before an election
Re-register to vote whenever you change:
•your party affiliation
Find pre-addressed voter registration forms at:
•post offi ces •libraries
•Los Angeles County motor vehicle departments
•LWV-PA offi ce, 65 S Grand Ave, Suite 209, Pasadena (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Register online: http://registertovote.ca.gov/