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Some readers of a column by Dottie Schmidt of the League of Women Voters in Thursday’s edition may be concerned that their political party is not qualified by the state.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, there are seven qualified parties in California: American Independent, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform and Republican parties.

Voters who are registered in parties other than those seven and voters who registered as “Decline to State” may, for the March 5 election, request a ballot for one of the four qualified parties that allow nonpartisan voters to participate in their primary election.

They are the American Independent, Democratic, Natural Law and Republican parties.

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