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Your Last-Minute Guide To Tomorrow's Primary Election

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Did tomorrow's election sneak up on you? Or have you had trouble getting excited because no one's running for president or trying to legalize weed? You're not the only one: experts are predicting a dismal turnout tomorrow. But that—and the fact there's some pretty important, undecided races on the ballot—is a strong argument for heading to the polls. Should you vote tomorrow, your vote will count more than it might on, say, a presidential year. And there's still time for you to cram before you head to the polls tomorrow!

Where To Vote

Okay, first of all you need to be registered. If you haven't registered within 15 days before an election, no dice. You should register now before you forget to do it for the next time, though. You can do it online with the last four digits of your social and driver's license or state ID.

If you're registered in Los Angeles County, then head on over to this site to figure out where to vote. You might not necessarily be voting wherever you went last time, so do double-check. It will also probably be on your voter guide, if you got that in the mail. (NBC has links to the rest of counties in Southern California here.)

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Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. By the way, state law guarantees that you can take a couple paid hours off to vote if you don't have time because of your work schedule.

What's On The Ballot

State races

Proposition 41: Authorizes $600 million in general obligation bonds for affordable multifamily supportive housing to relieve homelessness, affordable transitional housing, affordable rental housing, or related facilities for veterans and their families. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond costs averaging about $50 million annually over 15 years.

Proposition 42: Requires local government compliance with laws providing for public access to local government body meetings and records of government officials. Eliminates reimbursement for costs of compliance. Fiscal Impact: Reductions in state payments to local governments in the tens of millions of dollars annually. Potential future costs on local governments in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

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Governor

Glenn Champ, Republican
Robert Newman, No Party Preference
Tim Donnelly, Republican
Luis J. Rodriguez, Green
Cindy L. Sheehan, Peace and Freedom
Alma Marie Winston, Republican
Andrew Blount, Republican
Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Democratic
Neel Kashkari, Republican
Jimelle L. Walls, No Party Preference (Write-in)
Rakesh Kumar Christian, No Party Preference
Janel Hyeshia Buycks, No Party Preference
Richard William Aguirre, Republican
Nickolas Wildstar, No Party Preference (Write-in)
Joe Leicht, No Party Preference
Bogdan "Bo" Ambrozewicz, No Party Preference
Karen Jill Bernal, Democratic (Write-in)
Akinyemi Agbede, Democratic

Lieutenant Governor

Alan Reynolds, Americans Elect
George Yang, Republican
Amos Johnson, Peace and Freedom
David Fennell, Republican
Eric Korevaar, Democratic
Ron Nehring, Republican
Gavin Newsom, Democratic
Jena F. Goodman, Green

Attorney General

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Ronald Gold, Republican
David King, Republican
Kamala D. Harris, Democratic
Orly Taitz, No Party Preference
John Haggerty, Republican
Phil Wyman, Republican
Jonathan Jaech, Libertarian

Controller

John A. Pérez, Democratic
Betty T. Yee, Democratic
Laura Wells, Green
Ashley Swearengin, Republican
David Evans, Republican
Tammy D. Blair, Democratic

Insurance Commissioner

Ted Gaines, Republican
Dave Jones, Democratic
Nathalie Hrizi, Peace and Freedom

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Secretary of State

Alex Padilla, Democratic
Dan Schnur, No Party Preference
Jeffrey H. Drobman, Democratic
Pete Peterson, Republican
Roy Allmond, Republican
Derek Cressman, Democratic
David Curtis, Green
Leland Yee, Democratic

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tom Torlakson
Lydia A. Gutiérrez
Marshall Tuck

Treasurer

Greg Conlon, Republican
Ellen H. Brown, Green
John Chiang, Democratic

Local races

Sheriff; County of Los Angeles

Jim McDonnell
Paul Tanaka
James Hellmold
Todd S. Rogers
Patrick L. Gomez
Lou Vince
Bob Olmsted

Supervisor; County of Los Angeles; Supervisorial District 1

April A. Saucedo Hood
Hilda L. Solis
Juventino "J" Gomez

Supervisor; County of Los Angeles; Supervisorial District 3

Eric Preven
Bobby Shriver
Doug Fay
Rudy Melendez
Yuval Daniel Kremer
Sheila Kuehl
John Duran
Pamela Conley Ulich

United States Representative; District 25

Steve Knight, Republican
Navraj Singh, Republican
Lee Rogers, Democratic
Troy Castagna, Republican
Evan "Ivan" Thomas, Democratic
Tony Strickland, Republican
Michael Mussack, No Party Preference
David Koster Bruce, Libertarian

United States Representative; District 27

Jack Orswell, Republican
Judy Chu, Democratic

United States Representative; District 28

Adam B. Schiff, Democratic
Sam Yousuf, Republican (Write-in)
Sal Genovese, Democratic
Steve Stokes, No Party Preference

United States Representative; District 29

Tony Cardenas, Democratic
Venice J. Gamble, Democratic
William O'Callaghan Leader, Republican

United States Representative; District 30

Pablo Kleinman, Republican
Brad Sherman, Democratic
Karl Siganporia, Democratic (Write-in)
Marc Litchman, Democratic
Michael W. Powelson, Green
Mark S. Reed, Republican
A. Rab, No Party Preference (Write-in)

United States Representative; District 32

Arturo Enrique Alas, Republican
Grace F. Napolitano, Democratic

United States Representative; District 33

Theo Milonopoulos, No Party Preference (Write-in)
Barbara L. Mulvaney, Democratic
Lily Gilani, Republican
Kevin Mottus, Republican
Tom Fox, No Party Preference
Michael Ian Sachs, Green
Brent C. Roske, No Party Preference
Ted Lieu, Democratic
Mark Matthew Herd, Libertarian
Marianne Williamson, No Party Preference
Matt Miller, Democratic
Michael Shapiro, Democratic
David Kanuth, Democratic
Elan Carr, Republican
Kristie Holmes, Democratic
Zein E. Obagi, Jr., Democratic
James Graf, Democratic
Vince Flaherty, Democratic
Wendy Greuel, Democratic

United States Representative; District 34

Howard Johnson, Peace and Freedom
Xavier Becerra, Democratic
Adrienne Nicole Edwards, Democratic
Jonathan Turner Smith, No Party Preference (Write-in)

United States Representative; District 35

Scott Heydenfeldt, Democratic
Anthony Vieyra, Democratic
Benjamin "Ben" Lopez, Republican (Write-in)
Norma J. Torres, Democratic
Christina Gagnier, Democratic

United States Representative; District 37

Karen Bass, Democratic
Mervin Evans, Democratic
R. Adam King, Republican

United States Representative; District 38

Benjamin Campos, Republican
Linda T. Sanchez, Democratic

United States Representative; District 39

Ed Royce, Republican
Peter O. Anderson, Democratic

United States Representative; District 40

David Sanchez, Democratic
Lucille Roybal-Allard, Democratic

State Senator; District 20

Matthew Munson, Republican
Alfonso "Al" Sanchez, Democratic
Shannon O'Brien, Democratic
Sylvia Robles, Democratic
Connie M. Leyva, Democratic

State Senator; District 22

Ed Hernandez, Democratic
Marc Rodriguez, Republican (Write-in)

State Senator; District 24

Peter Choi, Democratic
Kevin De Leon, Democratic
William "Rodriguez" Morrison, Republican

State Senator; District 26

Ben Allen, Democratic
Seth Stodder, No Party Preference
Sandra Fluke, Democratic
Patric M. Verrone, Democratic
Barbi S. Appelquist, Democratic
Amy Howorth, Democratic
Vito Imbasciani, Democratic
Betsy Butler, Democratic

State Senator; District 30

Isidro Armenta, Democratic
Holly J. Mitchell, Democratic

State Senator; District 32

Mario A. Guerra, Republican
Tony Mendoza, Democratic
Carlos R. Arvizu, Democratic
Irella Perez, Democratic
Sally Morales Havice, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 39

Michael B. Boyd, Republican (Write-in)
Raul Bocanegra, Democratic
Patty Lopez, Democratic
Kevin J. Suscavage, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 41

Nathaniel Tsai, Republican (Write-in)
Linda Hazelton, Republican (Write-in)
Chris Holden, Democratic
Samuel S. Forsen, Republican (Write-in)
Ted Brown, Libertarian (Write-in)

Member of the State Assembly; District 43

Mike Gatto, Democratic
Todd Royal, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 45

Susan Shelley, Republican
Matt Dababneh, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 46

Adrin Nazarian, Democratic
Zachary Taylor, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 48

Joe M. Gardner, Republican
Mike Meza, No Party Preference
Roger Hernandez, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 49

Ed Chau, Democratic
Esthela Torres Siegrist, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 50

Richard Bloom, Democratic
Bradly S. Torgan, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 51

Jimmy Gomez, Democratic
Stephen C. Smith, Republican (Write-in)

Member of the State Assembly; District 53

Michelle "Hope" Walker, Democratic
Michael "Mike" Aldapa, Democratic
Miguel Santiago, Democratic
Sandra Mendoza, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 54

Sebastian Mark Ridley Thomas, Democratic
Glen Ratcliff, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 55

Steve Tye, Republican
Ling-Ling Chang, Republican
Gregg D. Fritchle, Democratic
Phillip Chen, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 57

Ian C. Calderon, Democratic
Rita Topalian, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 58

Cristina Garcia, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 59

Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 62

Paul Kouri, Democratic
Mike Stevens, Democratic
Autumn Burke, Democratic
Gloria Gray, Democratic
Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik, No Party Preference
Ted J. Grose, Republican
Simona A. Farrise, Democratic
Adam M. Plimpton, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 63

Adam J. Miller, Republican
Anthony Rendon, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 64

Mike Gipson, Democratic
Steve Neal, Democratic
Micah Ali, Democratic
Prophet La'Omar Walker, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 66

Al Muratsuchi, Democratic
David Hadley, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 70

Suja Lowenthal, Democratic
Patrick O'Donnell, Democratic
John C. Goya, Republican

State Board of Equalization; District 3

Eric S. Moren, Peace and Freedom (Write-in)
Jan B. Tucker, Peace and Freedom (Write-in)
G. Rick Marshall, Republican (Write-in)
Jerome E. Horton, Democratic
Jose E. Castaneda, Libertarian (Write-in)
US Congress

Assessor; County of Los Angeles

Yvonne Austin
John Y. Wong
Nestor "Rick" Valencia
John Morris
Brilliant Edward Manyere
John "Lower Taxes" Loew
Krish Kumar
Omar Haroon
Jeffrey Prang
Sandy Sun
Frank Diaz, Jr.
Tracy Okida

Member of the Board of Education; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 1

George McKenna
Marilyn "Marilyn V." Veincentotzs (write-in)
Hattie B. McFrazier
Jacinto Anielle Rhines, Jr. (write-in)
Sherlett Hendy Newbill
Alison "Alis" Noel (write-in)
Genethia Hudley-Hayes
Rachel C. Johnson
Alex Johnson
Omarosa O. Manigault

How To Vote

We didn't list them all above, but here are the Los Angeles County Bar Association's endorsements for those judge races you probably know nothing about.

You can of course visit the state's voter guide. SmartVoter run by the nonpartisan League of Women is always a good start if you need an overview.

Crowdpac crunches the numbers on campaign donations to figure out whether a candidate leans right or left. They have a feature where you can put in some of your top issues when voting, which way you lean, where you live and they'll suggest which candidates you might like.

KQED, a public radio station in the Bay Area, has a guide to the propositions.

The Los Angeles Times has its endorsements.

LA Weekly has a run-down of the key races and propositions and a smart guide to the Sheriff's race. KPCC's Frank Stolze asked the sheriff's candidates questions about the jails.

Here's the guide from the Los Angeles Daily News.

If you care about transportation, the folks at Better Bike have sized up the candidates.

If we missed any guides you found useful, leave them in the comments!