Different counties have different rules for voter registration. On Insight today, we’ll check in on those rules with representatives from Sacramento, Nevada, Yolo and Placer counties.
California’s Primary is March 3 — not in June this year — but you’ll have to be registered by Feb. 18 to be eligible to vote. If you’re registered but you have changed your name or political party, you’ll have to re-register. If you were registered as “No Party Preference” and want to vote in the presidential primary, you’ll have to request a specific ballot.
The voting rules differ by county, so we’ll sample rules across the region, starting with Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Courtney Bailey-Kanelos. Then YubaNet Editor and Co-founder Pascale Fusshoeller in Nevada County, Placer County Elections Manager Philip Chantri and Yolo County Chief Deputy Clerk-recorder-Assessor Jeffrey Barry.
You can register to vote online with the California Secretary of State's office here.
If you live in Sacramento County, you can look up your Election Day polling place here.