Candidate and Ballot Measure Forums
The League provides several opportunities to hear the candidates and to learn about the ballot measures. To see a schedule of forums, please see our Calendar.
You can view the following past forums for the upcoming Primary on YouTube or by clicking on the following links:
- Pros and Cons of Prop 13
- Pros and Cons of School Bonds
- Pros and Cons of Measure G
- Pros and Cons of Measure I
- District 1 Supervisors Candidates' Forum
- District 3 Supervisors Candidates' Forum
- District 5 Supervisors Candidates' Forum
Key Dates for the March 3, 2020 Primary Presidential Election
To request a mail ballot contact the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters at 435 Fiscal Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or call (707) 565-6800.
To register to vote on-line or update your current registration go to RegisterToVote.ca.gov.
To receive a paper registration application by mail, contact Rov-voterreg [at] sonoma-county.org or call the Secretary of State's toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).
Voting in Presidential Primary Elections
When you register to vote, you have the option to select a political party preference. A list of qualified political parties can be found on the California Secretary of State's Political Parties page. For presidential primary elections, your party preference determines which presidential candidates will appear on your ballot. Voters who did not select a party preference, or whose preference is for a non-qualified political party, will receive a ballot that does not include a contest for President unless they take action. To vote for a presidential candidate in this election, these voters must specifically request a ballot of one of the parties allowing voters with no party preference to vote in its presidential primary.
All voters, regardless of their party preference, will receive a ballot that includes contests for voter-nominated offices: United States Representative, State Senator, and State Assembly Member; and any nonpartisan offices and ballot measures.
Register to Vote
Every Vote Counts (PDF)
Some people feel their vote doesn't matter. Follow the link above to learn about times when a single vote changed history.
In general, you may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered on or before 15 days prior to the election. If you mail your completed registration form to the registrar, a postmark on the 15th day prior to the election is acceptable.
To find out if you are registered to vote in Sonoma County, California, go to the Registrar of Voters' website.
To Register to vote online go to the California Secretary of State's site.
Voter Information for Those Displaced by The Fire
The following site provides extensive information on how to register and vote for those displaced by the October 2017 fire. Please share with anyone you know who may need this.
Voter's Edge California: Key in your address and zip code to view a personalized ballot in English and Spanish with nonpartisan information including endorsements, funding sources, editorials, news articles, biographies and more.
You can download and print our Easy Voter Guide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean.
Visit lwvc.org for LWVC Recommendations on Ballot Measures.