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For Immediate Release

Early in-person voting begins this weekend for March Presidential Primary Election

SANTA ROSA, CA | February 22, 2024

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Early in-person voting for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election opens this weekend, Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters, announced today. Seven vote centers will be open for 11 consecutive days (including weekends) from Saturday, Feb. 24, to Election Day, Tuesday, March 5. Hours of operation for the vote centers will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Election Day itself when the hours will be extended from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The seven vote centers opening this weekend are as follows (listed in alphabetical order by city):

  • Cotati Veterans Memorial Building, 8505 Park Avenue, Cotati
  • Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
  • Petaluma Community Center, 320 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building – North Room, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters, 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol
  • Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 1st Street West, Sonoma

An additional 24 vote centers (for a grand total of 31) will open the following weekend. These 24 vote centers will be open for four consecutive days from Saturday, March 2, to Election Day, Tuesday, March 5. Hours of operation will be the same for the original seven vote centers (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. before Election Day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day).

In accordance with state law, all active registered voters in Sonoma County should have been mailed vote-by-mail ballots earlier this month. Anyone who believes they are registered but did not receive a ballot in the mail should contact the Registrar of Voters Office. Voters who wish to send in their vote-by-mail ballot rather than vote in person can return their ballot in the following ways:

  • Return it through the mail. In order to count, it must be postmarked* on or before Election Day. 
    *Note: If you are placing your ballot in a USPS collection box on March 5 (Election Day), it is important that you note the last collection time listed on the box. If your ballot is placed in the USPS collection box AFTER the last collection time for that box, it will not be postmarked until the following day.
  • Drop it in one of 21 official ballot drop boxes throughout the county. The drop boxes are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Drop it off at any open vote center.

For a list and map of all vote centers and official ballot drop boxes, including addresses and dates and times they will be open, visit the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters homepage and click on the list of official ballot drop boxes and vote centers link under the “March 2024 Presidential Primary Election” heading.

Ballot boxNotice: No drive-thru drop box at Registrar of Voters Office

The 24/7 drive-through Official Ballot Drop Box that had long been located in front of the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office at 435 Fiscal Drive in Santa Rosa is no longer available. Instead, there is a 24/7 official ballot drop box located two blocks away in front of the Sonoma County Administration Building at 575 Administration Drive. In addition, voters are welcome to come inside the Registrar of Voters Office to drop off their ballots during business hours.

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office is located at 435 Fiscal Drive in Santa Rosa. Until further notice, the office will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, the office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the two weekends prior to Election Day (Feb. 24-25, March 2-3) and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day itself. For more information, please visit, call (707) 565-6800 (Toll-Free: [800] 750-VOTE [8683]; TDD: [800] 565-6888), email, or visit the office in person.

Contact Information:
Wendy Hudson
Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters
(707) 565-6800

Media Contact:
Gina Stocker
Communications Specialist
(707) 565-3040
575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403