I, Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the measure included herein will be submitted to the electors of the State of California at the Presidential Primary Election to be held throughout the State on March 3, 2020, and that this guide has been correctly prepared in accordance with the law. Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State in Sacramento, California, this 9th day of December, 2019.
Alex Padilla, Secretary of State
Dear Fellow Californian,
The right to vote is the foundation of American democracy. Your vote shapes the future of our nation, our state, and your community. Your participation matters.
This Voter Guide can help you make informed decisions and prepare for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election. It includes impartial, nonpartisan analysis and arguments in favor and against the statewide ballot measure. You can also review important election rules and your rights as a California voter.
This guide is also available online, in ten languages, at the California Secretary of State's website: voterguide.sos.ca.gov.
If you have any questions about voter registration or casting your ballot, you can contact the Secretary of State's office by calling toll free 1-800-345-VOTE (8683).
You can also visit vote.ca.gov for helpful election resources and tools.
Our civic duty does not end after the polls close on Election Day.
In 2020, we need all Californians to participate in the U.S. Census. This once–a–decade population count has a direct impact on your community—determining the federal funding we receive for our schools, infrastructure, healthcare, and emergency services for the next ten years. The census count will also dictate California's number of congressional representatives and electoral college votes.
Thank you for your commitment to our democracy. Whether you plan to vote by mail or in person at the polls, make a plan to cast your ballot in 2020. Your vote is important. California is stronger when more citizens—like you—vote.