2024 Senate Primary Voter Guide

In California’s upcoming March primary, you have to vote for your choice for Senator twice. That’s right, Californians will need to vote TWICE for Adam on their ballots – for BOTH the full, six-year Senate term and once again to fill the remainder of Senator Feinstein’s term.

Registered voters are already receiving their ballots in the mail! California mails all registered voters a ballot to increase accessibility, you may receive it as early as February 1st. And on those ballots, Adam’s name will appear twice. Both for the special election primary and the regularly scheduled primary election. 

So while you make your plan to vote by March 5th, 2024, keep in mind that you will need to vote for Adam twice on the same ballot, to ensure he advances to the general election in November. 

It can seem difficult to navigate so below are resources to help! If you still have questions feel free to reach out to contact@adamschiff.com and will do our best to assist you.

To download this voter guide, click here




*Information below is provided by the CA Secretary of State*

General Information

  • By February 5, 2024, counties will mail each active registered voter in California their ballot for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election. While Election Day on March 5, 2024 is the last day to vote in California’s 2024 Presidential Primary, you can return your ballot earlier:
    • By mail, using the postage-paid envelope provided (don’t forget to sign it!)
    • At Early Voting sites starting February 5, 2024
    • At drop-off locations opening no later than February 6, 2024
    • At Vote Centers in Voter’s Choice Act counties starting February 24, 2024

The best sources for trusted election information are your local and state elections officials. To find out more about election facts or common rumors being spread, visit catrustedinformation.sos.ca.gov.

Voter Registration

  • Learn how you can register or re-register to vote at sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration
  • If you need to register after February 20, 2024, you will need to complete same day voter registration, which can be completed until polls close on election day at 8:00 pm. To find where you can register go to sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/same-day-reg.
    • If you would like an application mailed to you can call your county elections office or call (800) 345-VOTE (8683) to reach the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline
  • If you are a voter who declined to provide a political party preference, or you registered with an unknown or unqualified political party, you are considered a “No Party Preference” (NPP) voter, and your primary election ballot will not have presidential candidates on it.
  • To Check your voter status: Visit voterstatus.sos.ca.gov for important voter details.Check Your Voter Registration Status :: California Secretary of State
  • You can register and vote if you are:
    • A U.S. citizen and a resident of California
    • 18 years old or older on Election Day
    • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
    • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony
  • If you meet these requirements, you can vote even if you:
    • Have a misdemeanor conviction (a misdemeanor will never prevent you from voting)
    • Are on parole supervision or probation
    • Are on post-release community supervision (PRCS)
    • For more information, please visit votingrightsrestored.sos.ca.gov.
  • If you were registered to vote and convicted of a felony, your previous registration may have been canceled.

Dates to Remember

  • February 5, 2024: country elections officials must mail vote-by-mail ballots on or before this date
  • February 6, 2024: Ballot drop-off locations must open no later than this date
  • February 20, 2024: Last day to register to vote online
  • March 5, 2024: Election day. Polls are open 7.00am-8:00 pm. If you are in line before 8:00 you can still vote

For Voters with Disabilities

  • County contact information is available at sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices.
  • Remote accessible vote-by-mail (RAVBM) systems provide an accessible option for voters with disabilities to receive their ballots at home and mark them independently and privately before sending them back to elections officials
  • Audio and Print voter information guides:
    •  Visit vote.ca.gov
    • Call the Secretary of State’s toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683)
    • Download an audio MP3 version at voterguide.sos.ca.gov/en/audio – will be available after January 19, 2024

California Election Security Safeguards

To read about the standards in place to protect our elections process in California, visit voterguide.sos.ca.gov/voter-info/election-security-safeguards.htm

Tracking Ballots

  • You can select to receive notifications on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot by text (SMS), email, or voice call, including alerts if there are any issues with your ballot and instructions for how to correct them to make sure your vote is counted.
  • You can also copy this URL into your browser: wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov

Voting FAQ

Voting Questions:

If you want to talk with some to ask questions about voting or report issues with voting: Call 1- (877) 321-VOTE (8683) (Open 9am – 6pm M-F)

Will my ballot get emailed to me?/ Someone told me my ballot would get emailed to me?

No mail-in ballots will be delivered to voters by email. The only way registered California voters will receive a ballot is via regular mail through the United States Post Office. If you cannot receive your ballot by mail, please contact the California Secretary of State hotline for other options: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/voter-hotlines

Date that ballots need to be returned by mail?

Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day (March 5) and received by March 12, 2024.

How to request a ballot if you have moved

If you need to update your address, you need to re-register at least 15 days before Election Day. You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline. Visit VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov for info on your voter registration status.

What is the deadline to get ballots in the drop box on Election Day?

Vote by mail ballots must be in a drop box by March 5th at 8pm

Can you use any drop box? Have to be in your county etc.?

If you are using a drop box, you must put your ballot in a drop box within your county of residence. If you are mailing your ballot, it can be mailed from anywhere as long as it is postmarked by or on Election Day. Don’t forget to make sure you sign the ballot and the envelope!

Can one take another person’s ballot to a drop box for them?

Yes! Anyone can take your mail-in ballot to a dropbox for you. Be sure that it is a drop box in their county of residence!

What do I do if my ballot is damaged or lost?

You can apply to receive a new ballot if it is damaged or lost here https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/county-elections-offices Applications for a new ballot must be received by county officials 7 days before the election, or March 5.

I have an issue with my ballot. What should I do?

The Secretary of State offers voter information and assistance in English and nine more languages. Select Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai or Vietnamese. For voter assistance in your language, call one of the toll-free Voter Hotlines: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/voter-hotlines

If you receive a mail-in ballot but choose to go vote in person, do you need to bring the ballot?

If for whatever reason, you receive a mail-in ballot but would prefer to go vote in person, it is recommended but not required that you bring the mail-in ballot with you when you go to vote.

Is there early voting?

Yes! Early voting will be available for the election. You can vote at any early voting location, and early voting opens on or before February 5th.

Can I register or update my registration at early voting?

Yes! Early voting locations will offer same-day registration and allow you to update your registration if needed.

How do I find my polling location if I choose to vote in person?

To find your up-to-date polling location, check out this website: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place in February, when it will be more up-to-date.

Is ID or paperwork required to vote in person? for registered and non-registered voters

The voter registration application asks for your driver’s license or California identification card number, or you can use the last four numbers on your Social Security card. If you do not have a driver’s license, California identification card, or Social Security card, you may leave that space blank. Your county elections official will assign a number to you that will be used to identify you as a voter. https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/registering-vote

How can I track my ballot?

You can sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.

Can I vote if I will be out of the country?

Absolutely! To become an overseas voter or check your status, please visit https://registertovote.ca.gov Thank you for voting!

Can I vote if I’m out of state (but still in the US)?

Absolutely! You just need to re-register to vote and list your temporary address as your mailing address. You can re-register online until February 20th at https://registertovote.ca.gov/. After Feb. 20th, you can register to vote in person at a polling place, registrar of voters or voting center. You can check your registration status and find polling places at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/. If none of these options work for you, please call the Secretary of State’s voter hotline: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/voter-hotlines. Thank you for voting!

How will military members overseas vote in the election?

Military members serving overseas will get ballots mailed to them in advance of the election. To become an overseas voter, or check your status, please visit here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/

Can ex-felons vote?

Check out this link to see who can vote in California elections: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/who-can-vote-california/voting-rights-californians