Political Party Affiliation

When registering to vote, you may affiliate with any qualified political party, you may affiliate with a political party which has not qualified in California, or you may decline to state a political party. If you register without indicating your political party affiliation, you will be considered a non-partisan voter.

In California, the qualified political parties are:

  • American Independent
  • Democratic
  • Green
  • Libertarian
  • Peace and Freedom
  • Republican
For information on each qualified political party visit the California Secretary of State site.
If you wish to change your political party affiliation you must re-register at least 15 days prior to an election. In the general election voters may vote for any candidate regardless of political party affiliation. See Voter Registration for information on how to obtain a new registration form.