By now, all active registered voters in California should have received a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election.
Your Primary Election ballot will include candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assembly Member, as well as other local candidates.
As the Globe reported in April, there are two contests for U.S. Senate on this ballot. You can vote for both contests.
- One for a 6-year term ending January 3, 2029; and
- One for the remainder of the current term ending January 3, 2023
You can fill out the ballot and mail it to your County Voter Registrar, or look up where to drop off your ballot on Election Day. Here is a listing of all of California’s County Elections Offices locations.
If you didn’t receive a ballot by mail, you can get a replacement ballot at a ballot drop off location or your county voter registrar’s office.
There are 25 candidates running for Governor, as well as Gov. Gavin Newsom, the incumbent. The entire list of candidates is listed below or you can click here to see all of them in the state: Certified List of Candidates (PDF)
Many counties include with your ballot a listing of ballot drop-off locations as well as a ballot tracking system. I prefer to take my ballot directly to the County Voter Registrar’s office on Election Day. Be sure to sign your ballot return envelope.
My County Voter Registrar, Sacramento, has links to other resources – so do most county voter offices:
In October 2020, I visited Sacramento County’s Voter Registraton and Election office to learn what happens after a mail-in ballot is dropped off. What I witnessed was a sophisticated production process replete with checks and double checks.
For more information, the California Secretary of State has a list of links, including the odd California Elections Rumor Control:
- Certified List of Candidates (PDF)
- Certified List of Write-in Candidates (PDF)
- Official Voter Information Guide
- Early Voting and Vote-by-Mail Drop-Off Locations
- Polling Place Lookup
- Translated Election Information
- Voter Bill of Rights
- California Elections Rumor Control
- Voting Technologies in use by County for June 7, 2022, Primary Election (PDF)
- County Election Method and Voting Location Statistics (PDF)
- General Frequently Asked Questions
- Key Dates and Deadlines for 2022 Primary Election
- Complete Primary Election Calendar (PDF)
- 2022 California Election Guide
Now be sure to Vote. Elections matter.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”