| Election Calendar for March 5, 2002
February 4 - first day absentee
ballots may be issued
February 12 - last day for state to mail Voter
February 19 - last day to register to vote on
February 23 - last day for counties to mail
sample ballot to registered voters
February 26 - last day the Elections Office
can receive your mailed/faxed absentee ballot application
March 5 - last day the Elections Office can
receive your voted absentee ballot. Postmarks do not count
March 5 - Election Day, 7am-8pm
The primary election on March 5, 2002 has changed in three ways.
NEW DISTRICT BOUNDARIES
Are you in new voting districts in this election? Read
about the effects of redistricting...
BALLOTS IN THE PRIMARY
The rules for voting for partisan candidates have changed. When
you receive your ballot, it will list the candidates for your registered
party plus any nonpartisan contests. If you "declined to state"
a party choice on your registration, you have more
choices. To see the choices on your ballot, be sure to select
a party when you use "My Ballot".
To change your party, you must re-register.
The registration deadline is February 19 for this election.
If you register after February 4, you may not receive a sample ballot
in the mail and may not be on the voting rolls at your polling place;
however, you can and should vote a provisional ballot.
VOTE-BY-MAIL: PERMANENT ABSENTEE BALLOT
Once enrolled as a Permanent Absent Voter, you will automatically
receive an absentee ballot for every election in which you are entitled
to vote. You will no longer need to apply for an absentee ballot
each election. Failure to vote in a statewide election, however,
will cancel your Permanent Absent Voter status, but will not affect
your active voter registration status.
See some Questions and Answers about
Voting in California for information about voting at the polls,
absentee voting, and mail-in precincts.