Here’s your guide to voting in the 2024 CA election
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It’s here: The CalMatters Voter Guide launched Monday — the deadline for county election offices to start mailing ballots to more than 22 million registered voters in California.
Some key components of the Voter Guide:
- A comprehensive, 27-question FAQ with everything you need to know on how to participate in the March 5 primary. Wondering what you should do if you miss the voter registration deadline, or drop off your ballot in the wrong county or you’re unsure if you can leave work to vote? Find out the answers here.
- An easy-to-use lookup tool: Type in your address and find out which congressional and legislative races are on your ballot. (Don’t worry, we don’t save the info.)
- The rundown on the only statewide ballot measure, Proposition 1, including our “Gimme Props” quiz. Find out exactly what Prop. 1 would do, why Gov. Gavin Newsom is championing it and the reasons why organizations such as the League of Women Voters of California oppose it. Don’t have time to dive in? Then watch our “Prop. in a Minute” video instead.
- Still undecided on your pick for the headliner U.S. Senate race (which you get to vote on twice)? For the election’s most talked-about race, you’ll find detailed resumes of the five leading candidates, plus their positions on key issues.
- More information on eight key races for the U.S. House, five for state Senate and six for state Assembly in the primary.
- Companies such as Kaiser, Uber and PG&E are pouring big bucks into campaigns. Parse through their contributions and take a look at other notable spenders for the primary. We also compiled campaign finance data for key legislative races and, with the help of OpenSecrets, the U.S. Senate and key congressional races.
Plus, you can also read the whole Voter Guide, including everything I just mentioned, in Spanish. The guide will also be updated, with more innovative features and wider coverage, for the November election. So stay tuned for even more.
Election news: As the March 5 primary campaign heats up, keep up with what you need to know from CalMatters’ coverage.