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How to Vote for U.S. President

Crossover Voting

In a Presidential Primary Election the political parties determine whether registered No Party Preference voters may request their Party's presidential primary ballot. This is known as "crossover" voting.

Parties That Allow Crossover Voting

In the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, the following parties allow No Party Preference voters to crossover and request their Party's ballot:

  • American Independent*
  • Democratic
  • Libertarian

*American Independent is a political party. It is not the same as being registered with No Party Preference.

Parties That Do Not Allow Crossover Voting

In the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, the following parties will not allow No Party Preference voters to crossover and request their Party's ballot:

  • Green
  • Peace and Freedom
  • Republican

Voters who would want to request one of these party's primary ballot will need to re-register to vote by February 18, or they can request a party's ballot in-person at the vote center throughout the voting period.

Permanent Vote By Mail Voters

Permanent Vote By Mail voters who are registered as No Party Preference were mailed a postcard with information on how they can request a ballot with the American Independent, Democratic or Libertarian presidential candidates.

No Party Preference voters who do not respond to this postcard will be mailed a ballot without any presidential candidates listed. If this happens, they are still able to request a crossover ballot by contacting our office via phone (800) 815-2666 or email votebymail@rrcc.lacounty.gov.

Request a Crossover Ballot

Vote by Mail voters looking to request a crossover ballot may also fill out and return the Vote by Mail application below.

Request a Vote by Mail Crossover Ballot

Voting at a Vote Center

Registered No Party Preference voters who are voting in-person at a vote center may simply request a crossover ballot upon check-in. Please note that if you choose to request a crossover ballot, it will not change your registered party preference.

Voters who are registered as Decline to State will receive the same election materials as voters registered as No-Party Preference. Both Decline to State and No-Party Preference voters go through the same process if they wish to crossover for the March Primary.

Check Voter Registration Status

Check your voter registration status, click here.

Have any Questions or Concerns?

Please contact voterinfo@rrcc.lacounty.gov

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