How to vote in California’s March 3 primary

California 2020 Primary

Long lines form at the San Diego, California, Voter Registrar’s Office, as people wait to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 midterm elections. In the 2020 general, polling places will be open for four days rather than one, to accommodate changes brought on by COVID-19. (Photo: ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO — There’s still time to take any final steps you need to participate in California’s presidential primary on March 3.

Not sure what you still need to do in order to vote on Election Day? Follow the links in this article, check out San Diego County’s Hassle-Free Voting Guide and review the important dates listed below.

Not sure if you’re registered? Check your status here.

Still need to register? Complete a painless process online by Feb. 18. Register now.

Need to find your polling place? Enter your information here.

Want to vote by mail?  Sign up for your mail-in ballot before Feb. 25

More questions? The county has an extensive FAQ.

Important Dates:

February 3First day mail ballots are available.
In-office voting begins at the Registrar of Voters office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
February 10Vote-by-mail ballot processing (signature comparison) begins
February 18Deadline to register to vote
February 18 Opening and preparing mail ballots for tabulation
February 18Tabulation of mail ballots begin
February 19 –
March 3
Conditional Voter Registration period
February 25Last Day to sign up to be a mail ballot voter.
Applications due by 5 p.m.
February 29 –
March 1
Weekend voting at the Registrar of Voters office.
Open for voting 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 29 –
March 3
Satellite Voting Locations primarily to assist Conditional Voter Registration
March 3Election Day – Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Registrar of Voters Office and Satellite Locations open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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