Election Hub

We compiled important information about the upcoming U.S. Senate election in California. This is, by no means, comprehensive but aims to answer frequently asked questions and direct supporters towards additional resources.

Special Election to fulfill the remainder of the current term and the top two primary for the full six-year term:

March 5, 2024

Two elections: partial term and full-term

There are actually two concurrent elections for California’s U.S. Senate seat this year—partial term and full-term.

The candidate which wins the election for the partial term on March 5, 2024 will serve the remainder of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein’s term through 2024.

The candidate which advances in the top two primary and goes on to win the race for the full-term in November will serve a six-year term starting in January 2025.

Frequently asked questions

When is Election Day?

The special election for the partial term and the primary for the full-term will be held on March 5, 2024.

The candidate with the most votes in the special election will serve the remainder of the current term.

The top two vote getters in the primary for the full-term will advance to the general election on November 5, 2024. The candidate which wins in November will begin the full six-year term in January 2025.

Source: California Secretary of State

Is there a deadline to register to vote?

The deadline to register to vote is 15 days before Election Day. Your voter registration must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than February 20, 2024.

However, California does allow same-day registration for you to conditionally register and vote at your local county elections office. Find your local county election office.

Source: California Secretary of State

When do I need to re-register?
  • You change your residence address or mailing address;
  • You change your name or;
  • You change your political party choice.

Re-register to vote here.

Source: California Secretary of State

Can I vote early?

County elections officials offer early voting at their office, and many counties offer early voting at additional locations before Election Day.

To locate an early voting location near you, visit CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov or contact your county elections office.

Voting centers for in-person early voting open February 24, 2024 in select counties. Find out if your county is a Voter’s Choice Act county.

How do I return my mail-in ballot?

By law, county elections officials mail ballots to every registered voter in the state. Ballots will be put into the mail starting February 5, 2024.

There are four ways to return your mail ballot:

  • Return your ballot to your county elections office by mail using the provided privacy sleeve and the enclosed pre-addressed enveloped. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 7 days after Election Day.
  • Return your ballot to any polling place within the state or the office of your county elections official no later than the close of polls at 8pm on Election Day.
  • Return your ballot at any drop-off location or ballot drop box within the state. Vote-by-mail ballots that are personally delivered to a ballot drop-off location must be delivered no later than the close of polls at 8pm on Election Day.
  • Authorizing someone to return your ballot on your behalf. Anyone may return your ballot for you, as long as they do not get paid on a per ballot basis. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must fill out the authorization section found on the outside of your ballot envelope.

Source: California Secretary of State

I am a voter with questions about my specific situation.

Check with the California Secretary of State or your local county elections office if you have questions about military and overseas voting, voters with disabilities, college students, or pre-registration for 16 and 17 year-olds.

County elections offices

For more information and the latest details which pertain to you, please refer to your county elections office.

How you can help

We need your help to spread the word about Barbara’s campaign. Online or offline, you can get involved in this campaign to send a progressive fighter to the Senate: