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June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election
The Statewide Direct Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  All voters can vote in the primary election.  A primary election in June chooses the candidates who will run in the General Election in November.  You will see two different types of primaries on your ballot.  The way each primary works depends on the office. 

CALIFORNIA TOP-TWO PRIMARY NOMINATED BY VOTERS
Who can vote in this primary election?
All voters can vote for any candidate running for these offices. All candidates from all parties appear on the ballot for these offices.

Which offices are in this primary?

The candidates' party preference (or "None") always appears on the ballot.

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • Board of Equalization
  • State Senator
  • State Assembly

What is the result of this primary election?
The top two candidates with the most votes move on to the General Election. They may have the same party preference.
On June 8, 2010, California voters approved the Top-Two Open Primary Act (Proposition 14). See www.sos.ca.gov/elections/primary-elections-california/ for more information.

COUNTY, LOCAL AND OTHER PRIMARY NONPARTISAN CANDIDATES
Who can vote in this primary election?
All voters can vote for any candidate running for these offices.

Which offices are in this primary?

The candidates' party preference never appears on the ballot

  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • County Supervisor
  • Superior Court Judge
  • Assessor-County Clerk/Recorder
  • Auditor/Controller
  • District Attorney
  • Sheriff/Coroner
  • Treasurer/Tax Collector
  • Superintendent of Schools

What is the result of this primary election?
Candidates who receive at least 50% plus 1 vote are elected. Or, if no candidate wins, the two candidates with the most votes move on to the General Election.

HOW TO VOTE IN THE CALIFORNIA TOP-TWO PRIMARY
In a Top-Two Primary, you can cast your vote for any candidate.

  • All candidates from all parties will be on the ballot for these contests.
  • You don't have to be registered with a party to vote on these contests.
  • You can vote for a candidate from any party.
  • You can "write in" an official write-in candidate in the Primary Election.
  • The two candidates with the most votes will appear on the General Election ballot even if they have the same party preference.

Nonpartisan offices: County Supervisor and County offices are always open to all eligible voters.

What does party preference mean?

Voters may either register with a political party preference or choose "none."
A candidate's party preference does not necessarily mean that they have that political party's support. The list of candidates who receive a party's official endorsement is in the county Voter Information Guide.

 

 

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