Another election is here and people across California have the opportunity to vote early for the June 5 primary with mail-in ballots starting on Monday.
Residents of the state will vote in 2018 for local races like city councils and boards of supervisors, in state races for representatives in the Assembly and Senate and also for representation in Washington, D.C. with a U.S. senator for California and representatives in Congress. One of the most high-profile decisions will be the gubernatorial race where voters will select a new governor to replace termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown.
What is the primary election?
On June 5, Californians will go to the polls for a state election to determine winners or nominees for the general election in November, depending on the race.
For San Diego County, only the Board of Supervisors races can have outright winners on June 5. For cityand state races, there are laws that require the top two candidates — regardless of party preference — to square off again on Nov. 6.
Across California, laws vary by city, so check with your local registrar of voters for definitive information.
Statewide, here are among the various offices that need to be filled: governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, controller, treasurer, attorney general, insurance commissioner, members of the state Board of Equalization, U.S. senator, representatives to Congress, state senators, members of the Assembly and superintendent of public instruction.
For the list of California’s ballot measures, go here.