2020 Presidential Primary

Information for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election Obtained from the California Secretary of State

If you are registered to vote with a political party, you will be given a ballot for that party in a Presidential primary election.

If you are unaffiliated with any party (sometimes called “no party preference” or "decline to state"), you will be given a nonpartisan ballot, containing only the names of all candidates for nonpartisan offices and any ballot measures to be voted upon at the primary election.

Or, you may be able to request the ballot of one of the political parties at a vote center or on your vote-by-mail ballot request form. Each political party has the option of allowing decline-to-state voters to vote in their Presidential primary, but not all do.

With the addition of Conditional Voter Registration to California Election Law, a voter may also change their party affiliation at a vote center up to 8 pm on Election Day by completing a new Voter Registration and voting a provisional ballot.

Offices for this Election

  • President of the United States (Presidential Preference)
  • United States House of Representatives, California District 4
  • California State Assembly, District 5
  • Amador County Board of Supervisors, District 1
  • Amador County Board of Supervisors, District 2
  • Amador County Board of Supervisors, District 4

Key Dates and Deadlines

Candidate Filing

The Final Amador County 2020 Primary Candidate's Guide is available in our office starting September 12, 2019, or can be downloaded here. Any forms in the candidate's guide are strictly informational samples. Official forms need to be issued by the Amador County Elections Office.

Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of Event Deadline
Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period Sept 12 - Nov 6, 2019
Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide
(U.S. Senate and Constitutional Offices)
Oct 24 - Nov 13, 2019
Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period Nov 11* - Dec 6, 2019
Candidate Statement Period for County Voter Information Guides
(U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly)
Nov 11* - Dec 6, 2019
Randomized Alphabet Drawing Dec 12, 2019
Notice to Candidates for Voter-Nominated Offices Dec 21, 2019*
Certified List of Candidates Dec 26, 2019
Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Voter-Nominated Offices Jan 6 - Feb 18, 2020
Certified List of Write-In Candidates Feb 21, 2020
Voter Information Guide
Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of Event Deadline
Legislative Measure Qualification Deadline Oct 24, 2019
Ballot Label and Title and Summary Deadline Nov 1, 2019
Argument Submission Deadline Nov 5, 2019
Argument Selection and Exchange Nov 10, 2019*
Analysis, Text, and Bond Statement Deadline Nov 14, 2019
Rebuttal Argument and Summary Information Deadline                                                          Nov 14, 2019
Public Inspection Period Nov 19 - Dec 9, 2019
Copy Provided to State Printer Dec 9, 2019
Voter Information Guide Mailing Period Jan 23 - Feb 11, 2020
Registration and Voting
Key Dates and Deadlines
Description of Event Deadline
Military and Overseas Voter Vote-By-Mail Ballot Delivery Period Jan 3 - Jan 18, 2020*
Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period Feb 3 - Feb 25, 2020
Last Day to Register to Vote Feb 17, 2020**
New Citizen (sworn in after February 17, 2020) Voter Registration Period Feb 18 - Mar 3, 2020
Last Day to Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot Feb 25, 2020
Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Mar 3, 2020
Last Day to Receive Vote-By-Mail Ballot Postmarked No Later Than March 3, 2020    Mar 6, 2020

 

* 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.