The March Primary Election is an opportunity to help shape a healthy, thriving future for your family.
All people have the right to live, work, and play in safe, healthy communities. No one should have to worry about whether the air they breathe is poisoning them. Living in some of the most air-polluted neighborhoods in San Diego, our communities are suffering from high asthma hospitalizations, rates of heart disease, and cancer risk.
You deserve to breathe clean air. We all do.
Vote this upcoming primary so you can help elect candidates that will fight for clean air, affordable housing, better public transit, and healthy communities.
Have you made a plan to vote? Here are 3 easy steps.
Step 1. Choose when & how to vote?
- Mail It: February 4th – March 5th: As soon as you receive your ballot in the mail, you can fill it out and mail it back. Or, you can mail it back at your convenience, as long as it is post marked by March 5th. No postage is needed. To learn how to vote by mail, click here.
- Drop It: February 6th – March 5th: You can drop your completed and signed ballot off at a secure drop box in San Diego County.
- In-person at select locations: February 24th – March 5th: Starting on Feb 24th you can vote in person at select vote centers and the Registrar’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In-person at over 200+ locations: March 2nd – March 5th: Starting Saturday, March 2nd you can vote in person at one of the County’s 200+ locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On March 5th (the last day to vote) locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Step 2. Decide where to vote?
- From Home: If you mail in your ballot you can vote from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Make sure you collect everyone’s ballot from your household before you head out to the post office or mailbox.
- Official Ballot Drop Box: To find a ballot drop box near you, click here.
- Voter Center: To find a vote center near you, click here.
Step 3. Vote before or on Tuesday, March 5th – Last Day To Vote!
Tuesday, March 5th is the last day to vote in the primary. You can drop your ballot off at any official drop box in San Diego County, vote in person, or mail in your ballot. All vote centers, and official ballot drop boxes will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are voting by mail your ballot must be post marked by March 5th.
Pledge to Vote
Voting for a candidate in the presidential primary
To vote for the presidential candidate you want to move on to the November general election, you need to be a registered member of their political party (i.e. Democrat, Republican, Green Party). If you aren’t, you can register as a member of their party. Or, you may be able to request a crossover ballot, which allows you to vote in a political party’s presidential primary, with the exception of three parties. The Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party, and Republican Party are NOT allowing non-members to vote in their primaries.
For example to vote for a presidential candidate to represent the Democratic Party in the November election, you need to be registered as a Democrat, or request a cross over ballot.
To request a crossover ballot, click here.
To check your registration status and/or change your status, visit registertovote.ca.gov.
If you are interested in helping community members vote. Click below to email Zach Gomez. Or, call him at 619-512-3055.