Election Information


March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election

California's presidential primary is March 5, 2024, and political parties decide who can vote for their presidential candidates.

You may need to take certain steps to vote for the presidential candidate you want in the primary election. Learn more about voting in the Presidential Primary Election.

Check your voter registration to verify your political party preference, home address, and if different your mailing address. If you need to make updates, you can complete a new voter registration online.


Under the California Voter’s Choice Act, every active registered voter in San Diego County will receive a ballot in the mail the week of February 4, 2024.

Here are your voting options:


You can complete your ballot in the comfort of your home and return it through the U.S. Postal Service. Your signature is required on your return envelope for your vote to count!


Starting Tuesday, February 6, you’ll have the additional option of dropping off your ballot at any official ballot drop box located around the county.


If you would rather vote in person, that option is available too. Avoid long lines by taking advantage of early in-person voting:

  • Starting Monday, February 5, early voting is available at the Registrar’s office, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Starting Saturday, February 24, select vote centers and the Registrar’s office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 4.
  • Starting Saturday, March 2, all 200+ vote centers and the Registrar’s office will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 4.
  • On the final day of voting, Tuesday, March 5, all vote centers, official ballot drop boxes, and the Registrar’s office will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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