The California Primary comes early this year! Super Tuesday is March 3rd!
Super Tuesday is March 3rd! That’s right! The California Primary comes early this year. We are joining the ‘Super Tuesday’ states now. Californians will now vote on Tuesday, March 3, 2020! Let’s talk about where to cast your ballot, why you should vote in the primary, how to feel better about your choices, and finally a couple of last minutes tips to cast your ballot in time.
- Mail your Vote-By-Mail ballot before or ON March 3rd. Here’s a quick video overview of how to cast your ballot by mail.
- Know where to vote in person – Find Your Polling Place.
- You have the right to take time from work to go vote. Make arrangements TODAY to vote before going to work on March 3rd. Read this for a quick overview of your employee right to vote on Election Day.
Why vote in the Primary?
- Determines the amount delegates who can vote for the presidential nominee at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in July.
- There are other things to vote for on the ballot besides a presidential nominee. Look for propositions and measures for our state, and also for counties and cities.
- For Stockton, and other counties and cities, the primary election will determine the top two candidates that run for offices in November.
How to feel better about your choices
Talk about the choices with someone you trust. It’s not too late for a coffee date with your sis, bff, comadre, or prima! Why not get them all together this weekend and share your thoughts?
Use unbiased websites when comparing choices. It’s helpful to turn to sites such as NPR.org for reports and clarification. They provide unbiased national and local news in ways that I find so helpful to understand. You can start here then click on Elections or Fact Check. For the Central Valley, you can find specific information on Cap Radio, a local NPR station, Election 2020. For Bay Area folks, go to KQED, another local NPR station, Election 2020.
Deciding who to vote for can feel like cramming for an exam! I happen to be doing both.
I do have exams next week. Honestly, there’s things that have come up and have taken my attention. That’s life. We all have important responsibilities, duties, and tasks that take our attention. But we can’t let that be an excuse to ignore politics. Not now! We can’t leave this primary, nor the presidential election, for someone else to decide. Here are a couple more tips to help anyone cramming to complete their ballot this weekend! #NOEXCUSES!
Want to vote for a presidential candidate from a different political party? YES you can!
Did you know that you can vote for a presidential candidate from a different political party? You can! Most cases you must re-register at your polling place on election day. However, if you are registered “No Party Preference” you must ask for a primary election ballot with presidential candidates. Please read this for specific political party information so you can vote the way you want to!
Did you forget to register to vote?
There is still time! You can register to vote at your polling place on election day! Here’s a video to explain what you can do between today and Tuesday!