How to vote

What you need to know about the March 3 primary in Sacramento County

Get registered

To vote in the March 3 election, you have to be registered by Feb. 18. If you miss the deadline, you can register on primary day and cast a provisional ballot.

Registration can be done by mail or online.

Learn about the candidates

Most local candidates have websites and social media pages. The city of Sacramento collects biographical forms and campaign statements.

Fill out your ballot

All registered voters in Sacramento County will receive a ballot in the mail the week of Feb. 3. You can return it by mail, or drop it in boxes across the county or at some vote centers starting Feb. 22. All vote centers open Feb. 29.

To vote in person, bring the ballot to vote centers between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 3. Here’s a list of locations.