Voter Guide

PRIMARY ELECTION – MARCH 3, 2020

Primary Election Calendar: Key Dates & Deadlines

Sept 12 – Nov 6, 2019: Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Period

Sept 27 – Dec 6, 2019 : Central Committee Nomination Period

Nov 12 – Dec 6, 2019: Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period

Jan 6 – Feb 18, 2020: Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period

Interested in Running for Office?

View the list of local, state and federal offices that represent all or a portion of Sacramento County. View more candidate resources.

Ballot Measures for November 3 General Election

Attorney General Title & SCRP Position

  • Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law that Replaced Money Bail System with a System Based on Public Safety Risk (Text)
    SacCountyGOP Position: No (vote “No” to support the bail bond system)
  • Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors (Text)
    SacCountyGOP Position: Yes (vote “Yes” to provide stricter penalties for violent crimes)
    For more information visit: keepcalsafe.org
  • Requires Certain Commercial and Industrial Real Property to be Taxed Based on Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion of Any Increased Revenues to Education and Local Services. (Text)
    SacCountyGOP Position: No (vote “No” to support Proposition 13)
    For more information visit: stophigherpropertytaxes.org

Initiative and Referendum Proposals Pending Review by the Attorney General

Restore America Now (RAN Action Fund) led by Erin Cruz, is now circulating petitions. You can learn more on their website. Use this link to Download a Petition. Local Contact: Orrin Heatlie – 916.761.2312

There is now a second Recall Newsom campaign that has qualified to gather signatures.  Visit their website to download their petition.

Important Facts:

  • YOU MAY SIGN BOTH PETITIONS! Just make sure it is not the same one. Best way to tell the difference is the Erin Cruz campaign petition is on legal-size paper, and the new Dr. Veltmeyer campaign is on letter-size paper.
  • BEWARE OF ONLINE PETITIONS! You cannot sign a recall petition on a website. If someone is asking you to do that, they are just collecting contact information and trying to raise money. There are only two campaigns that have been approved by the Secretary of State.

How to Run for County Central Committee (SacCountyGOP)

Republican County Central Committee Members are elected every four years during the Presidential Primary. Their districts are the same as County Supervisor districts. To view a list of the current members who serve, visit the Central Committee page on this site. Click on the map links to view the districts they currently represent.

Starting September 27, visit the Sacramento County Elections office, located at 7000 65th Street, Ste. A, Sacramento (off Florin Road) Monday thru Friday, 8am – 5pm. You must pick up your petition to run for Central Committee in person. There is no cost to run for this office. You will need to collect 20 valid signatures from registered Republican voters in your County Supervisor district. Be sure to collect more than you need in case some signers don’t qualify. Do it early so you have time to gather more if needed. The deadline is December 6th.

Once the County Elections office certifies that you have filed at least 20 valid signatures from Republican voters in your Supervisor District, you are a qualified candidate for the March 3rd Republican ballot. Each district has a different number of seats, depending on Republican registration. Following is the breakdown:

District 1: 4 seats
District 2: 4 seats
District 3: 7 seats
District 4: 9 seats
District 5: 8 seats

If there are more candidates in your district that have qualified than seats available, your name will be on the ballot. It is your responsibility to go out and meet Republicans to encourage them to vote for you. If there is an equal or lesser number of candidates qualified for the ballot in your district – you’re elected and will begin serving in January of 2021.