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Information for No Party Preference Voters

No Party Preference Voters

Notice Mailed to all No Party Preference Voters

Every No Party Preference (NPP) voter has been mailed a notice informing them of their registration and political party preference status. The notice also includes critical information on their options to request a party’s ballot for the March 2024 Presidential Primary Election.

Why Your Political Party Preference is Important in This Election

The political party preference you selected when you last registered to vote determines which presidential candidates will be on your ballot.

For example: if you’re registered with the Democratic Party, you’ll see the Democratic Presidential candidates; if you’re registered with the Republican Party you will see the Republican Presidential candidates. If did not select a political party preference when you last registered then you are considered a No Party Preference voter.

In a Presidential Primary Election, political parties determine whether voters registered with No Party Preference can vote for their party’s presidential candidates. This is known as “crossover” voting.

If you are a No Party Preference voter, you will receive a nonpartisan ballot with no presidential candidates unless you request a party’s ballot.

How to Vote for President as a No Party Preference Voter

Start by checking your voter registration record.

  • Visit LAVOTE.GOV/VRSTATUS to check your registration record
  • If you are registered as No Party Preference, review the options below to request a party’s ballot
  • If you are registered with a political party you will receive that party’s ballot

How to Request a Party’s Ballot

  • The American Independent Party, Democratic Party, and Libertarian Party allow No Party Preference voters to crossover and request their party’s ballot. Click the “Start” button below to request a crossover ballot*.


*Selecting one of these political party ballots will not register you with that party.

  • The Green Party, Peace & Freedom Party, and Republican Party require voters to be registered with their party to vote for their presidential candidates.

Voters who are registered with No Party Preference and want to receive a ballot for one of these parties must change their party preference by re-registering to vote. Voters can re-register at RegisterToVote.CA.GOV or call the toll-free hotline (800) 815-2666, option 1.


Primary Election Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I check my party preference?

Check your voter registration status to see the political party you are registered with.

2. Can I choose any political party preference?

Yes. You can choose from the six qualified political parties on the registration form. These are the parties that will hold their presidential primaries on March 5, 2024.

3. Can I change my party preference to vote for a different presidential candidate?

Yes. To do so, you will need to re-register to vote with a new party.

  • Through February 20, any voter can register to vote online or fill out a paper registration form
  • On Election Day, you can change your party preference at a vote center

Remember, you may vote in only one party’s primary election.


4. Do I need to choose a political party preference?

No. If you choose to register with no party preference, you can still get a ballot with the presidential candidates of some parties, but not all. Your party preference does not affect your ability to vote for any other contests on the ballot.

5. If I have no party preference, how can I vote for presidential candidates?

As a voter with no party preference, you will get a nonpartisan ballot with no presidential candidates unless you request a crossover ballot of one of the parties that will allow voters with no party preference to participate in their presidential primaries.


Understaning your voting options for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary.

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Have any Questions or Concerns?

Please contact or call (800) 815-2666, option 2.

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