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These primaries are used by political parties to determine which candidates for legislative seats will go on the general election ballot on Nov. 3, 2020. These include legislative seats in 46 states along with U.S. senators and representatives, governors and statewide officials.
The earliest state primaries for 2020 are held March 3 and the latest in mid-September. June and August are the busiest months for state primaries.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the final statewide Report of Registration ahead of the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary. As of February 18, 2020, there were 20,660,465 registered voters in California. This represents an increase of 2,745,412 registered voters since the last Report of Registration at a similar point in a presidential election cycle (May 23, 2016). 81.82% of eligible Californians are registered to vote. This is the highest percentage of eligible citizens registered to vote heading into a California Presidential Primary in the past 68 years.