The California Primary election is June 7. Here are some election-related tips, voters should consider before heading to the polls.
If you're a registered voter, you can go to a county elections office in person and request a vote-by-mail ballot. If you want to get ahead of the game and still like that fresh-voting-booth smell, the counties in our region with early voting include:
Familiarize Yourself With Your Rights
Read through the Voter Bill of Rights online in ten different languages.
If you registered with "no-party preference," you may choose between Democratic Party, American Independent Party or Libertarian Party ballots for the presidential primary. If you don't specify, you'll be given a nonpartisan ballot.
If you already received a vote-by-mail ballot and would like to vote for a presidential candidate, you can bring in your ballot and exchange it for the party you want.
The CapRadio voter guide is here to help you through the voting process. Educate yourself about the issue and the candidates. Head the polls confidently armed with the power of knowledge.
Don't Wear Campaign Materials To The Polls
In California, it's illegal to impede or interfere with anyone's right to vote. You can't campaign for votes, wear campaign garb, coerce, influence, discourage or interfere with any voter within 100 feet of a polling place.
- Capital Public Radio Staff