California’s county election officials began sending ballots by mail to registered voters.
Monday marked the last day counties could start mailing out the ballots for California’s June 7, 2022 primary election.
Because of a law signed into law by Gov., every registered voter will receive a ballot in mail. Gavin Newsom (AB 37) ensures all voters are mailed ballots that they can return by mail, in person, or at a secure drop box.
The early voting sites will be open from May 9 to June 6. All counties will have drop-off points for ballots-by-mail. Enter your address to locate a location near yourself. Here.
The polls will open in the state on June 7th from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
A vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the county election office within seven days of June 7, according to officials.
Sign up to track your vote-by-mail ballot. WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive status alerts by text, email or voice.
How to check if you’re registered to vote
The last day to register to vote in the primary election is May 23.
To check your voter registration status, visit voterstatus.sos.ca.govOr call the Voter Hotline: 1-800-345-8683.
How do I register to vote?
Online registration is possible for those eligible to vote registertovote.ca.gov. If you prefer to complete a paper form, you can find voter registration forms at libraries and post offices.
Keep in mind that you have to re-register to vote if you’ve moved, changed your name, or changed your political party preference.
What if I miss my deadline?
Those who miss the deadline to register to vote 15 days before an election can still go to their county elections office, vote center, or polling place on or before Election Day and complete the conditional voter registration process, referred to as the”Same Day Voter Registration.”
What if I have to get a replacement ballot for my vote?
If you do not receive your vote-by-mail ballots by the due date or lose or damage one that you have received, you can still vote in person.
If they can’t vote in person at the polls, they can apply in writing for a late vote-by-mail ballot and provide the application in person to county elections official, either by the person or a representative.
What will be on June 7th’s primary ballot?
Gov. Gavin Newsom will be running for reelection after winning a recall vote last year.
These offices will be included in the ballot:
• Lieutenant Governor
• Secretary of State
• Attorney General
• Insurance Commissioner
• Member, State Board of Equalization
• State Superintendent of Public Instruction
• U.S. Representative in Congress
• State Senator
• State Assembly Member
There will be two elections for U.S. Senate on the ballot: the regular scheduled election and the full.
6-year term with the possibility of a special election during the remaining term.
Ballot could also host local contests.
In Los Angeles, key local races on this year’s ballot include the race to replace L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the race to unseat L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
The voter guide for the 2022 primary election can be found here You can order online.