3 parties open their presidential primaries to California voters
Offices up for election this June
United States Partisan Offices
President and Vice President of the United States
Federal Voter Nominated Offices
U.S. Senate (Barbara Boxer, Incumbent)
U.S. Representative in Congress, District 1, (Doug LaMalfa, Incumbent)
U.S. Representative in Congress, District 4, (Tom McClintock, Incumbent)
State Legislative Voter Nominated Offices
California State Assembly, District 1 (Brian Dahle, Incumbent)
California State Senate, District 1 (Ted Gaines, Incumbent)
County Nonpartisan Offices
Nevada County Supervisor, District 1, (Nate Beason, Incumbent)
Nevada County Supervisor, District 2, (Ed Scofield, Incumbent)
Nevada County Supervisor, District 5, (Richard Anderson, Incumbent)
Superior Court Judge, (Candace S. Heidelberger, Incumbent)
Municipal Nonpartisan Offices
Nevada City, City Council (Terri Andersen, Incumbent)
Nevada City, City Council (Jennifer Ray, Incumbent)
Nevada City, City Council (Robert Bergman, Incumbent)
Nevada City, City Clerk (Niel Locke, Incumbent)
County Central Committee Partisan Offices
Democratic Central Committee, District 1 - District 5
Republican Central Committee, District 1 - District 5
Visit this story online for a list of important election deadlines.
Jan. 1 – Feb. 25, 2016: Signatures in lieu of filing fee
Feb. 1 – Feb. 10, 2016: Declaration of intention (for Superior Court judicial candidates only)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 16, 2016: Declaration of intention, extension on period for judicial candidates
Feb. 15 – March 11, 2016: Candidate filing period and candidate statement of qualifications
March 11, 2016: Deadline for withdrawal of candidate’s statement
March 12 – March 16, 2016: Candidate filing extension if incumbent doesn’t file
April 11 – May 24, 2016: Write-in period
May 23, 2016: Last day to register to vote
June 7, 2016: Election day
Three political parties have opened their primaries to California non-preference voters, giving the unaffiliated the option to cast ballots in those presidential primaries.
The American Independent Party, Democratic Party and Libertarian Party informed the California Secretary of State earlier this week that they would allow non-preference voters to cast ballots in the June 7 primary.
That means a non-preference voter can vote for a Democrat in June. That same non-preference voter, however, is restricted from casting a ballot in the Republican presidential primary or any other party that hasn’t allowed nonpartisan crossover voters.
The deadline has passed for political parties to open their presidential primaries, said Sandra Sjoberg, assistant county clerk-recorder/registrar of voters for Nevada County.
“This is it,” she said of the three parties that opened their primaries. “That time has lapsed now.”
Voters can change their party registration up to 15 days before the June 7 election, however, which essentially allows any voter to cast a ballot in the presidential primary of his or her choice. That person could then re-register to vote after the election and select a new party affiliation.
Nevada County residents will vote this June on three seats on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, a Superior Court judgeship, a state Assembly and state Senate seat and a Congressional seat. Nevada City voters will pick occupants for three council seats and the city clerk position.
To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email email@example.com or call 530-477-4239.
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