March 5, 2024 marks a critical opportunity for California voters: the Presidential Primary Election. As a California voter, you have the opportunity to vote and impact state and local policies by voting on ballot propositions and local measures. Presidential Primary Elections are important opportunities to impact the future of our communities!
Below are important links to Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest’s voter guide, important election dates and deadlines, and information about when and where to cast your ballot for the March Primary election.
For the most-up-to date information on this important election, please visit: voteforchoice.org/voting.
March 2024 Primary Voter Guide:
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest is proud to endorse and rate candidates who will fight for access to health care, comprehensive sex ed, and reproductive rights.
Please see below, or visit voteforchoice.org/voterguide for a list of endorsed or 100% pro-Planned Parenthood rated candidates for the March 5, 2024 Primary Election.
Important Election Information:
Starting February 5, mail ballots will be sent to the address on your voter registration file. If you’re not yet registered to vote you can visit registertovote.ca.gov to register today, or to check your registration status.
Once you fill out your ballot, you will have several options to turn it in:
- You can send in your ballot by mail: Voting by mail is easy and efficient. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day. No stamps are required to mail in your ballot. Make sure to date and sign your ballot so that it is counted. Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office. To find a location for early voting sites, please visit: caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov.
- Ballot drop off: You can drop off your ballot at a designated mail ballot drop-off box or site. Beginning February 24, 2024 select vote centers and your County Registrar of Voters office will be open as drop-off options from 8am-5pm. Your ballot can be dropped off until 8pm on Election Day (March 5, 2024).
- In person: Vote centers will be open for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties beginning on February 24, 2024. Starting March 2, 2024, all vote centers will be open daily from 8am-5pm through March 5, 2024. On March 5, Election Day, all vote centers, ballot drop boxes, and your county Registrar’s office will be open from 7am-8pm. You can turn in your ballot at any polling location in your county until 8pm on Election Day.
Our elected officials make decisions that impact sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Make sure you’re registered and prepared to vote in this important election!
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest Opposes City of Calexico Recall
In a special election on April 16th, voters in the City of Calexico will be asked whether or not to recall democratically-elected Councilmembers Raul Ureña and Gilberto Manzanarez. The Action Fund strongly opposes this baseless and unnecessary recall and urges voters to vote “No.”
Councilmember Raul Ureña – Calexico’s first openly transgender representative – was first elected in 2020 to fill the seat of a discharged city council member who was ultimately convicted of federal bribery charges. Ureña made an immediate impact, bringing forward reforms and restoring the reputation of the office. Just last year, Ureña was appointed Mayor.
Councilmember Gilberto Manzanarez was first elected in 2022 and is currently serving as Mayor Pro-Tem. Together the councilmembers have spearheaded progressive change in the city, stabilizing the budget, establishing an on-demand microtransit program, and securing nearly $13 million in grant funding for a downtown transportation hub. As Imperial County moves toward becoming “Lithium Valley,” Calexico needs leaders like Councilmembers Raul Ureña and Gilberto Manazanerz who, in addition to being champions of Planned Parenthood, continue to fight for the best interests of the people and communities of Calexico.
The recall is being led by a former Calexico mayor whose online attacks and anecdotes during the petition-gathering process have demonstrated anti-trans rhetoric.
At Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest, we denounce this harmful and baseless recall effort, and urge voters to vote “No” on the recall.