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Sat May 21, 2016, 07:57 PM

Instructions for NPP voters in California

if you selected vote by mail you will receive the NPP ballot.
in the materials sent to you will be instructions on how to request the democratic ballot.

Mine says
As a registered No Party Preference Voter, the enclosed ballot has NO presidential races.
The Republican, Green and Peace and Freedom parties have closed their presidential primary. Only party members may vote their ballot. You may change your party for this election by re-registering by May 23rd. Register to vote online at www.registertovote.ca.gov.

You can request a replacement ballot with presidential candidates for the Democratic, American Independent or Libertarian parties by contacting the _______county______ Election Office at phone number or email [email protected]__county_________.US.

The California Secretary of State website has the addresses, phone and emails for all counties.

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Sat May 21, 2016, 09:39 PM

1. It seems to vary by county

as well as when you signed up to be a mail voter.

In Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, at least, the registrars sent notices out in late March asking NPP voters which ballot they wanted: if those were not returned by a certain deadline they defaulted to the standard NPP ballot with no presidential race. If someone just registered, that deadline may have passed.

If you think you got the wrong ballot, contact your county registrar ASAP, while there is still time to do something about it. Calling may or visiting the registrar's office in person, if feasible, is probably the best way.

Fun trivia: my county has 2 distinct Democratic ballots this election, one for NPP voters who want to vote in that primary, and one for registered Democrats. The difference is an election for party officials.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 08:29 AM

2. We didn't get that premailer

that would have been nicer

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