Sonora, CA — As there are several high profile local races, the last day to register to vote before the June Primary is one week away.
Those who vote by mail were sent a ballot last week, according to Tuolumne County Clerk and Auditor Controller Debi Bautista. She notes that the deadline to register before the June 7 election is Monday, May 23. The last day to request a vote by mail ballot is Tuesday, May 31.
Also of note, California has a growing number of “No Party Preference” voters. If you decline to state a political party, you are allowed to vote in either the Democratic, Libertarian or American Independent parties presidential races. To do so, you will need to tell the poll worker at the polling place that you would like a cross-over ballot. If you receive your ballot by mail, however, you need to request a cross-over ballot by filling out a form from the local elections office. Click here for Tuolumne County’s application.
The Republican Party does not allow cross-over voting so to vote in the GOP primary you would need to register as a member of the party before May 23.
Also of note, you can vote early by simply stopping by the Tuolumne County Elections Office. Early voting is currently available during the work week (8am-5pm) or you can stop by the Saturday before Election Day (9am-1pm). Bautista notes that around 50 have stopped by to vote early thus far.
To find where the local candidates stand on the various issues you can find the full audio from the recent Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Night, by clicking here. To find out what they said at a recent forum hosted by the Tuolumne County Farm Bureau, click here.