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.