The expansion of the "Voter's Choice Act" means that voters in many counties across the state, including Napa, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, will get a ballot in the mail, even if they are used to going to a polling place. This new election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot.
CHASING CALIFORNIA 2020: Here's how unaffiliated voters could influence outcome of primary
Also, millions of California voters who are unaffiliated -- meaning they're not registered with any political party -- won't be able to vote in the presidential primary unless they request a ballot to do so or re-register with a party ahead of time.
This election also features a state proposition on school funding.
Explore the issues and meet the candidates at the links below.
How the primary works
- Here's how the Golden State counts delegates
- Here's how the 2020 presidential primary works in CA
- California's Primary Election: 7 questions answered
Chasing California 2020
Chasing California is an ABC7 Original Limited Series about the political fight for California. This year, more than ever, California votes will matter in determining the presidential nominee. We take you inside the campaigns, and behind-the-scenes for one-on-one, exclusive access to the candidates.