Presidential Primary Election – March 5, 2024

Description of EventDeadline*E-Date
Voter-Nominated Office: Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee PeriodSeptember 14 – November 8, 2023E-173 – E-118
Last day for propositions to qualify to appear on the ballotOctober 26, 2023E-131
Voter Information Guide: Proposition Ballot Label and Title and Summary DeadlineNovember 3, 2023E-123
US President: Nomination Paper Period for Presidential Candidates not selected by the Secretary of StateNovember 6 – December 15, 2023E-120 – E-81
Voter Information Guide: Proposition Argument Submission DeadlineNovember 7, 2023E-119

Voter Information Guide: Proposition Argument Selection and Exchange

November 12, 2023*E-114
Voter-Nominated Office: Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper PeriodNovember 13 – December 8, 2023E-113 – E-88
Voter-Nominated Office: Candidate Statement Period for County Voter Information Guides (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly)November 13 – December 8, 2023E-113 – E-88
Voter Information Guide: U.S. Senate Office Candidate Statement DeadlineNovember 15, 2023E-111
Voter Information Guide: Legislative Analyst’s Office Proposition Analysis and Proposition Text DeadlineNovember 16, 2023E-110
Voter Information Guide: Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information DeadlineNovember 16, 2023E-110
Voter Information Guide: Available for Public Display and ExaminationNovember 21 – December 11, 2023E-105 – E-85
US President: Proof of Generally Advocated for or Recognized CandidateOn or before November 28, 2023E-98
US President: Announcement of Selected Presidential CandidatesOn or before December 8, 2023E-88
Voter-Nominated Office: Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Extension Period if Incumbent Does Not FileDecember 9 – December 13, 2023E-87 – E-83
Randomized alphabet drawing for the order of the candidates on the ballotDecember 14, 2023E-82
Voter-Nominated Office: Notice to CandidatesDecember 23, 2023*E-73
US President: Deadline for Selected or Unselected Presidential Candidates to WithdrawDecember 28, 2023E-68
Certified List of Candidates for the March 5, 2024, Election will be postedDecember 28, 2023E-68
Voters can check their status at My Voter Status to confirm their mailing address and voting status.December 28, 2023E-68
US President: Candidate Statement Deadline for the Secretary of State’s WebsiteDecember 29, 2023E-67
Voter Information Guide: Online Version AvailableJanuary 5, 2024E-60
Voter-Nominated Office: Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper PeriodJanuary 8 – February 20, 2024E-57 – E-14
Secretary of State’s office will mail the Voter Information Guide during this periodJanuary 25 – February 13, 2024E-40 – E-21
County Election offices will mail the County Voter Information Guide during this periodJanuary 25 – February 24, 2024*E-40 – E-10
No later than this date, county elections officials shall begin mailing each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballotFebruary 5, 2024E-29
Early Voting sites openFebruary 5, 2024E-29
By this date, all counties shall open ballot drop–off locations for vote-by-mail ballots. To find a location please visit: 6 – March 5, 2024E-28 – E
US President: Statement and Endorsement of Write-in Candidacy DeadlineFebruary 13, 2024E-21
Last day to register to vote for the primary election. To check your voter registration status visit MyVoterStatusFebruary 20, 2024**E-14
Same Day Registration available. Voters can “conditionally” register and vote a provisional ballot during this time (Note: E-13 due to State Holiday on February 19)February 21 – March 5, 2024E-13 – E
Certified List of Write-In CandidatesFebruary 23, 2024E-11
Counties that are part of the Voter’s Choice Act will open Vote CentersFebruary 24, 2024*E-10
Election Day – Polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.March 5, 2024E
Beginning at 8:00 p.m., county elections officials begin reporting election results; counties shall conduct the semifinal official canvass of votes and report totals to the Secretary of State at least every two hours until completed.March 5, 2024E
Vote By Mail Ballots returned by mail – in order to be counted, must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections officeMarch 12, 2024E+7
US President: Counties to send Statement of Results to Secretary of StateApril 2, 2024E+28
Last day for county elections officials to certify election resultsApril 4, 2024E+30
The county elections official shall send to the Secretary of State, in an electronic format, one complete copy of the primary election returnsApril 5, 2024E+31
US President: primary results compiled by the Secretary of StateApril 6, 2024*E+32
Statement of Vote is the final official election results certified by the Secretary of State and posted on the websiteApril 12, 2024*E+38
Voter-Nominated Office: Certificates of NominationApril 15, 2024E+41
Last day for Secretary of State to release the official Supplement to the Statement of the VoteAugust 10, 2024*E+158
  • *Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it does not move forward to the next business day.
  • ** Date falls on a weekend or state holiday; it moves forward to the next business day.
  • 1. “E-” days indicate the number of days prior to Election Day.  “E+” days indicate the number of days after Election Day.