California Primary System and El Dorado County: All voting in El Dorado County is vote-by-mail, as of March 2020 Voting centers will be open 11 days prior to the primary for voting in person. All ballots will be mailed to you, so make sure the Elections office has your correct mailing address. https://edcgov.us/Government/Elections/Pages/elections_main_info.aspx
TOP TWO OPEN PRIMARY SYSTEM
Party-Nominated Offices: Be aware that in California if you wish to vote in the primary for a Democrat for President or Central Committee candidate (or Libertarian or American Independent candidate), you must be registered with that party or you may go into a voting center and exchange your ballot for one of those ballots.
If you wish to vote in the Primary for a Republican, Green Party or Peace & Freedom Presidential candidate or Central Committee you MUST be registered in that party. You cannot exchange your ballot during the election period.
Voter-Nominated Offices: All candidates running for statewide offices, regardless of their party preference, will appear on a single combined ballot in the Primary, and voters can vote for any candidate from any political party. This applies to Governor & Lt. Governor Controller & Insurance Commissioner State Assembly & State Senator U.S. Senator and U.S. Congress Click here for the El Dorado County "Top Two Primary Guide" or "How to Vote for President"