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California Online Voter Guide

June 2010 Statewide Primary Election

19th edition

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About this Election

California's Statewide Primary is Tuesday, June 8.


What's on the Ballot?

Federal contests:

State contests:

Many voters have local candidates or measures on their ballots as well. Check your county sample ballot, county election office web site and SmartVoter (League of Women Voters of CA) for information on local contests.

Follow the Money follow the money

The Propositions pages of this guide identify the top donors for and against each measure on the ballot. Visit "How to Follow the Money" to learn how to look up state and federal campaign contributions.

About Primary Elections in California

Primary elections are held so that political parties can choose nominees who will compete against each other in the fall General election.

If you are registered to a political party you may only vote for candidates of that party. (If you are unsure of your party registration status contact your county elections office.)

This election, the Democratic and Republican parties are permitting voters who are not registered with a party and are independent (so-called "decline-to-state" voters) to cast ballots in their primary contests.

"Decline-to-State" voters who want to vote in a partisan primary must request a partisan ballot by mail or at the polls; otherwise you will automatically be given a nonpartisan ballot featuring only nonpartisan contests.

For more information see this page from the Secretary of State's voter information guide and CVF's Voting FAQ page.

Official Sample Ballots and Voter Guides

If you are a registered voter, your county election office will mail you an official Sample Ballot providing your polling place location, a Vote By Mail ballot application and information on any local contests on your ballot. In addition, the Secretary of State mails out the Voter Information Guide covering statewide propositions. These two publications provide the basic information you need to prepare to vote; if you haven't received them, contact your county election office.

Additional Web Resources

Visit CVF's Elections index page for additional election-related resources and archived editions of the California Online Voter Guide. CVF recommends the following nonpartisan election web sites:

Secretary of State - Voter Education

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This page was first published on April 22, 2010 | Last updated on June 9, 2010
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