Important dates for the June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary Election
- April 26–May 15: Voter Information Guide mailing period
- May 7–May 29: Vote-by-Mail Ballot mailing period. You may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online.
- May 21: close of voter registration. You can register online or your registration must be postmarked by this date.
- May 22–June 5: 15-day conditional voter registration (CVR). New citizens (sworn in after May 21, 2018) may register to vote during this period. Also, others may "conditionally" register and cast a CVR provisional ballot at the county elections office.
- May 29: last day to request Vote-by-Mail ballot
- June 5: Election Day (7 a.m.– 8 p.m.). Vote-by-Mail ballot must be postmarked on or before this date.
- June 8: last day to return Vote-by-Mail ballot postmarked no later than June 5
Voter registration and registration status
If you don't know if you are registered to vote, you can check your voter registration status online at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov.
If you are not registered to vote, have moved, or wish to pre-register to vote (see Of interest below), you can register online at RegisterToVote.CA.gov.
Of interest: lwvc.org/news/early-voter-registration-offered-16-17-year-olds. "California’s 16- and 17-year-olds can now pre-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov," says California Secretary of State Padilla. Pre-registration does not change the voting age, which is still 18. Instead, it allows eligible Californians ages 16 or 17 to complete the online voter registration form, so that they will be automatically registered to vote as soon as they turn 18.
The California Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates:
The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County has endorsed the following candidates:
The League of Women Voters of California has issued positions on all five propositions on the June 5 ballot. See Vote with the League online. The Democratic Party of California has taken the same positions.
The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund's Pros and Cons for the five propositions on the June 5 ballot is also available online.