March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election Information

Information on the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election for Federal, State, County, and Local offices. Revisit this webpage for more information to be published following the election calendar schedule.

Election Services Appointment Scheduler

The Yolo County Elections Candidate Filing process has changed to in-person by appointment for election services such as voter file information, maps, and campaign finance filing. Appointments to obtain and file nomination papers and for filing campaign finance forms are recommended to ensure your forms are complete. Please ensure you meet your deadlines by referring to the Election Calendar.

Election and Measure Calendars

Important dates and deadlines for candidates and local measures in the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election.

See the Secretary of State website for more information about the federal and state elections at

Yolo County Candidate Guide

[Posted 11/09/2023] The Candidate Guide for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election is intended to provide general information for candidates and committees and does not have the force or effect of law, regulation, or rule. It is distributed with the understanding that the Yolo County Elections Office is not rendering legal advice. Therefore, the guide is not a substitute for legal counsel for the individual, organization, or candidate using it.

Offices and Incumbents Up for Election

[Updated 10/9/2023] List of offices and incumbents up for election in the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election.

Candidate Filings

Table of candidates who have obtained and/or filed their documents in their nomination packet.

Filing Fees, Signatures In-Lieu Offsets and Nomination Signature Requirements

Filing fees are calculated based on the annual salary of the office when the Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee period began on September 14, 2023. Candidates may obtain petition forms from county election officials for circulating petitions to secure Signatures In-Lieu to offset all or a portion of the filing fee. Valid signatures submitted on the optional signatures in-lieu petitions may also be applied to the nomination signature requirements for that office.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements to Run for Office

[Updated 10/26/2023] Descriptions of what is required to qualify as a candidate and the requirements to run for office.

Nomination Papers Packet

Guides and nomination papers for candidates.

Estimated Cost of Candidate's Statement

List of the estimated cost of an optional candidate's statement to be included in the Yolo County Voter Information Guide. Candidate Statements are filed with the Yolo County Elections office. Candidates for offices whose district boundaries cross multiple counties may also file a candidate statement with the other county elections offices for each of their county voter information guide.

Local Measures and Recall

List of local measures and recall question.

Randomized Alphabet Drawing

Results of the state and county's Randomized Alphabet Drawing to determine order of candidates’ names on the ballot. The Secretary of State and Yolo County will conduct the random alphabet draw to determine the order of candidate names on the ballot. This drawing is held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2023.