California Voters Without Party Preference Unable to Vote for Presidential Candidates

A concerning issue has come to light after a reader of Gateway Pundit received a puzzling letter from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The letter, received by the reader’s brother who is a resident of San Bernardino County, urged him to register with a specific political party in order to participate in the presidential primary via mail-in ballot. The letter explicitly stated that because he was registered as a voter with “No Party Preference” (NPP), his vote-by-mail ballot would not include presidential candidates, requiring NPP voters to request a party-specific ballot if they wish to cast their vote for the nation’s highest office.

In an attempt to verify the claim and understand the procedures, the reader consulted the California Secretary of State’s website. According to the California Secretary of State’s website, voters who have not declared a political party preference are considered “No Party Preference” (NPP) voters. If an NPP voter wishes to vote for a U.S. President, they must request a ballot with presidential candidates from one of the following parties: the American Independent Party, the Democratic Party, or the Libertarian Party, which can be done through various means such as phone, email, fax, or other electronic methods.

The details about the inclusion of the Republican Party for No Party Preference (NPP) voters in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election are not prominently displayed or might be less noticeable on the California Secretary of State’s website, which suggests that while information about voting as an NPP voter in the Republican Party is available, it may require more careful navigation or scrutiny to locate these specifics. To vote for the Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican parties’ presidential candidates, NPP voters must re-register with the specific party.

One must register his or her party affiliation in order to vote for the presidential primary via mail-in ballot. The risk of fraud is very high in mail-in voting, and concerns are raised about the potential for altered, stolen, or forged mail-in ballots.

The issue at hand raises concerns about the access and transparency of information for NPP voters in California, as well as the potential for disenfranchisement if voters are not aware of the specific actions they must take in order to participate in the presidential primary. Without clear and accessible information, voters may be inadvertently excluded from the democratic process, highlighting the need for increased awareness and education surrounding the voting procedures for NPP voters in California.


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