How to Request a Party Ballot
(For Registered Nonpartisan Voters ONLY)
For the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election, the AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY, DEMOCRATIC PARTY and LIBERTARIAN PARTY are allowing Nonpartisan (also known as “no party preference” or “independent”) voters to take part in their presidential primary elections.
Registered Nonpartisan voters will automatically be sent a NONPARTISAN mail ballot UNLESS they request one of the three political party crossover ballots. Selecting a ballot from one of these three parties will not register you with that party.
For this election, Nonpartisan voters may request one of the following political party ballots:
POLITICAL PARTY BALLOT OPTIONS
AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY BALLOT
American Independent Party Presidential Candidates
All Other Candidates
Democratic Party Presidential Candidates
All Other Candidates except* Democratic Central Committee Candidates
Libertarian Party Presidential Candidates
All Other Candidates
*Note: The Democratic Party is allowing Nonpartisan voters to vote in their presidential contest but not their central committee contest. If you request a Democratic ballot, you will receive the Democratic Party NP (Crossover) ballot. This ballot will include the presidential contest but not the contest related to the central committee.
Step 1: Confirm you are registered as a NONPARTISAN voter and are therefore eligible to request a crossover party ballot.
Step 2: After confirming your registration status return to this page and complete your Nonpartisan Crossover Party Ballot Request Form in one of the following ways:
- Complete the Registrar's Nonpartisan Crossover Party Ballot Request Online Form No printer needed.
- Print, complete, sign, and return your Nonpartisan Crossover Party Ballot Request Printable Form to the Registrar’s office via:
- Call the Registrar’s office at (858) 565-5800 or toll free (800) 696-0136
If you prefer voting in-person, you may visit any vote center around the County to request a Nonpartisan crossover party ballot.
- Select vote centers and the Registrar’s office open Saturday, February 24 through Monday, March 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- All 200+ vote centers open Saturday, March 2 through Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- All vote centers are open again on the final day of voting Tuesday, March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What if you want to request a different party’s ballot?
The GREEN PARTY, PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY, and REPUBLICAN PARTY have closed their presidential primary to nonpartisan voters.
These parties are allowing only those registered with their parties to vote for their presidential candidates. Nonpartisan voters will not be able to select one of these party ballots unless they re-register with that party. You can do so by completing a new voter registration form.
Act now! Waiting until Election Day almost guarantees you will run into long lines.