Important dates for the June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary Election

  • March 29: certified list of candidates
  • April 26–May 15: Voter Information Guide mailing period
  • May 7–May 29: Vote-by-Mail Ballot mailing period. You may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online.
  • May 21: close of voter registration. You can register online or your registration must be postmarked by this date.
  • May 22–June 5: 15-day conditional voter registration (CVR). New citizens (sworn in after May 21, 2018) may register to vote during this period. Also, others may "conditionally" register and cast a CVR provisional ballot at the county elections office.
  • May 29: last day to request Vote-by-Mail ballot
  • June 5: Election Day (7 a.m.– 8 p.m.). Vote-by-Mail ballot must be postmarked on or before this date.
  • June 8: last day to return Vote-by-Mail ballot postmarked no later than June 5

If you don't know if you are registered to vote, you can check your voter registration status online.

If you are not registered to vote or have moved, you can register online at

Of California’s 16- and 17-year-olds can now pre-register to vote online at,” says California Secretary of State Padilla. “Online pre-registration will help more young people vote as soon as they are eligible. Whether they’re at school or at home or hanging out with friends, young Californians can pre-register to vote in just minutes in their smartphone, tablet or laptop.”  Pre-registration does not change the voting age, which is still 18. Instead, it allows eligible Californians ages 16 or 17 to complete the online voter registration form, so that they will be automatically registered to vote as soon as they turn 18. 

The California Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates:


The League of Women Voters of California has issued positions on all five propositions on the June 5 ballot. See Vote with the League online.