Inyo County: Message to Voters

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An Important Message for Inyo County Voters

Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk, reminds voters that there are several important changes that citizens should be aware of when preparing to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary election. 

Last year, the California legislature move the primary election date up to March 3, 2020 – also known as “Super Tuesday”. 

In addition, the Presidential and County Central Committee contests will be conducted as traditional modified closed primaries – meaning that if you are registered with a political party, you will receive a ballot with only the candidates that have the same party preference as your most recent voter registration record. If you are not registered with a political party preference, you will receive a letter from the elections office letting you know how to request a ballot with the candidates of your choice. The elections office encourages all voters to check the status and party preference of their voter record using the following website: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

There are several local offices up for election at the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:  

  • Supervisor Districts 2, 4 & 5

  • Judge of the Superior Court 1

  • Judge of the Superior Court 2 

  • County Central Committee

Persons interested in running for one of these positions may pick up paperwork to circulate and file their petitions for signatures in lieu of filings fees beginning on September 12, 2019. Declaration of Candidacy forms and Nomination papers can be filed beginning on November 12, 2019.  The last day to file for one of these offices is December 6, 2019. 

For further information about running for office in Inyo County you can view the Candidate’s Guide located on the Inyo County Clerk/Recorder’s Website at elections.inyocounty.us

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Election’s Department at 760-878-0224.