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California Online Voter Guide

June 2008 Statewide Primary Election

16th edition

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Click on the tabs above to enter the California Online Voter Guide, a nonpartisan clearinghouse of election information and web site links. This edition covers the state legislative and congressional primary candidates and statewide ballot measures.

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Election Results

California's Statewide Primary is Tuesday, June 3.


What's on the Ballot?

Voters in all 53 U.S. House districts, all 80 State Assembly districts and twenty (half) of the State Senate districts will decide which candidates will represent their parties on the November 2008 General Election ballot. Two statewide propositions will also be decided. Many voters will have local candidates or measures on their ballots as well. (Check your county's sample ballot and the League of Women Voters' SmartVoter web site for information on local contests.)

Follow the Money follow the money

The California Online Voter Guide identifies the top donors for and against each of the statewide propositions on the ballot. Visit CVF's "How to Follow the Money" page for information on researching state and federal campaign finances.

New Rules for Voting in the Party Primaries

There are six parties fielding candidates in this election. Voters who are registered as “Decline to State” and are unaffiliated with any political party should be aware of the participation rules adopted by parties for the June 3rd election.

Official Sample Ballots and Voter Guides

If you are a registered voter, your county registrar 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 29, 2008 | Last updated on June 3, 2008
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