CFT Pledge and Voter Guide 2020
Take the CFT pledge today to vote your values this election
It’s never been more important to stand up for fully funded, accessible, and equitable schools. As educators, classified professionals, and faculty, we’re committed to our students, our communities, and each other. Our voice makes a difference for quality public education—we’re stronger together.
There’s a lot at stake in this election and your vote will help protect quality public education in California. Join us and stand up for fully funded, accessible, and equitable schools. Please sign the CFT pledge today to protect our public schools and our communities.
Educators choice voter guide now online
CFT members who are ready to vote should make sure to check out CFT’s Educators Choice voter guide. The guide contains recommendations from CFT and our local unions on candidates and initiatives for state and local races throughout the state.
Important vote-by-mail information for “No Party Preference” voters
California utilizes a “Modified Closed Primary” structure for presidential primaries, which means that voters only get a presidential primary ballot for the political party with which they are registered.
However, exceptions apply for voters who are registered as “No Party Preference” (NPP).
Three of California’s political parties allow voters who are registered NPP to request their ballot: The American Independent Party, the Democratic Party, and the Libertarian Party. In order for NPP voters to request a mail ballot from one of the three parties that allow that option, they must complete a vote by mail application no later than February 25. That application can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.
Reminder: February 18 is the last day to register to vote in the primary
There is still time to register for the March 3 primary, but the deadline of Tuesday, February 18 is fast approaching. Register online today and please help spread the word!