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Dates and deadlines to vote in the California Presidential Primary Election

Posted at 6:42 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 21:42:33-05

2020 is primed to be a busy election year and some people in San Luis Obispo County are ready to cast their vote.

"Oh absolutely, I vote in every single election,” said Katherine Anderson, Paso Robles resident.

"I'm registered to vote. I vote every time,” said Carolyn Harmon, Arroyo Grande resident.

But in case you haven't registered, the time is ticking for you to do so.

"Next Tuesday (February 18), is the close of registration for the March 3rd Primary Election,” said Tommy Gong, San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder.

If you miss out on registering to vote by next week's deadline, voters have the ability to go to any polling location on Election Day and fill out a provisional ballot to cast their vote.

You can register to vote online at the county's website at and in person at local city halls and libraries. Visit the Santa Barbara County Elections Division website to register to vote in Santa Barbara County.

Gong says voters who are permanent vote-by-mail voters, should have received their ballot in the mail.

If you are a polling place voter, you should have received a sample ballot in the mail with your polling location.

Gong says around 75% to 80% of voters are choosing to vote by mail this election season.