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March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
Vote by Mail ballots were mailed on February 3rd. If you haven’t received your ballot, call the Election Department at 530-283-6256 or toll free 1-844-676-VOTE.
Can I vote for any candidate for President in the Primary Election? The answer is NO, but you can vote for the one you choose if you take action now. Get the FORM
Are you registered to vote as a "No Party Preference" or "American Independent" voter? Do you want to vote for a Presidential candidate in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election? Here’s what you need to do.
American Independent voters will receive a ballot with American Independent party candidates on it.
If you are a "NO PARTY PREFERENCE" voter, your ballot will not have Presidential candidates on it as that race cannot be voted on unless you select a political party to vote for.
Three political parties allow "Cross Party Voting": LIBERTARIAN, DEMOCRATIC, AMERICAN INDEPENDENT, but if you are registered as a NO PARTY PREFERENCE VOTER, you have to request a ballot for one of these parties if you want to vote for a candidate for President.
Three political parties are NOT allowing "Cross Party Voting": REPUBLICAN, GREEN, PEACE AND FREEDOM, but if you are registered as a NO PARTY PREFERENCE VOTER, you have to re-register to vote with one of these parties if you want to vote for a candidate for President.
Read more about "Cross Party Voting" here: Cross Party Voting. The Elections Division is prohibited by law to send any party specific ballot to a "No Party Preference" voter unless the voter requests it or re-registers with a party that is not allowing "Cross Party Voting".
Primary Elections are party specific; voters narrow down the candidates to the top two for the General Election in November, 2020. That is when voters can vote for either candidate regardless of party affiliation. The top two may be from the same party.
Simply writing in a name of a party candidate for president that you want to vote for on a NO PARTY PREFERENCE ballot is not allowed by law.
Call if you have questions: 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE.
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Plumas County Votes by Mail
If you have moved, changed your mailing address by adding or closing a post office box, and you haven’t completed a new Voter Registration Form notifying us, you may not receive a voter information guide and a ballot for upcoming elections. Completing a change of address card at the Post Office DOES NOT update your voter registration. A new Voter Registration Form is required when you have changes
UNSIGNED BALLOT STATEMENT
If you received notice that you did not sign your returned Vote-By-Mail ballot envelope, you may complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement Form to ensure your ballot is counted. The return options are provided on the form.
BALLOT ENVELOPE SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FORM
If you received notice that the signature provided on your Vote-By-Mail ballot does not match the signature on file in your voter record, you may complete and return a Signature Verification Form to ensure your ballot is counted. The return options are provided on the form.
Unsigned Ballot Envelope Form (PDF) - If you forgot to sign your Ballot Return ID Envelope, you can use this form.
Ballot Envelope Signature Verification Form (PDF) - If your signature has changed since you registered to vote.
Elections Division - 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE
Accessible Vote-By-Mail System: Voters with disabilities can access the Voter Information Guide, mark and download their Vote-By-Mail ballot information from the convenience of their own home and return it by mail.
RAVBM - Remote Access Vote by Mail
Additional information for Voters with disabilities. Voters voting at the Elections Department that are unable to mark a ballot may bring up to two individuals to assist them in voting. Voters with special needs may also listen to the ballot and vote at the Elections Department. Please allow an hour to hear the ballot. Call with any questions you may have. 844-676-VOTE. The Courthouse is fully accessible.
There are six Political Parties in California. Would you like to know more about each one of them?
Visit Political Party Information to learn information about each party.
Republican | Democratic | American Independent | Libertarian | Green | Peace & Freedom
How to contact your elected representatives: Government Organizational Chart (PDF) with addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
Plumas County Political Party Voter Registration Numbers
If you have specific questions pertaining to Elections, Vote by Mail ballots or Registering to Vote, please contact:
Marcy DeMartile Email Marcy 530-283-6129 or 530-283-6256
TOLL FREE 1-844-676-VOTE
Plumas County Elections Division
520 Main Street Room 102, Courthouse
Quincy CA 95971
Monday though Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00)
The Plumas County Clerk-Recorder;
- Promotes public confidence by providing the very highest level of courteous efficient service.
- Achieves open communication through teamwork and the spirit of goodwill.
- Provides ethical performance while maintaining and preserving the public's records in a secure and easily accessible environment.
- Ensures integrity in the administration of fair and impartial elections.