California Election

for 2018

 

General election is on 11/6/18. Deadline to register for this election is October 22, 2018

Check if you’re registered to vote at Check Your Voter Registration Status.

Register to vote by downloading the voter registration form at Get the form

OR Pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office.

Get your sample ballot at Sample Ballot Lookup or have the sample ballot sent to your house.

Location of Voters polling place

Registration deadlines are:

  • n-Person: 15 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 15 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 15 days before Election Day.

Federal Level

President: There is NO candidate running for president in 2018

Senator:

Both candidates are Democrats

Dianne Feinstein – Incumbent or  Kevin de León

US Congress: All  53 House of Representative members are up for election in 2018.

Find your Congressional district by zip code.

Please vote for the Democratic candidate listed below:

District 1:Audrey Denney; District 2:Jared Huffman (I); District 3: John Garamendi (I); District 4:Jessica Morse; District 5: Mike Thompson (I); District 6:Doris Matsui (I) or Jrmar Jefferson; District 7: Ami Bera (I); DIstrict 8: No Dem; District 9:Jerry McNerney or Marla Livengood; District 10:;District 11: Mark DeSaulnier (I); District 12:Nancy Pelosi (I); District13:Barbara Lee (I); District 14:Jackie Speier (I); District 15:Eric Swalwell (I); District 16:Jim Costa (I); District 17: Ro Khanna (I); DIstrict 18: Anna Eshoo (I); District 19: Zoe Lofgren (I); District 20: Jimmy Panetta (I); District 21:TJ Cox; District 22:; District: 23Tatiana Matta; District 24: Salud Carbajal (I); District 25:Katie Hill; District 26:Julia Brownley (I); District 27: Judy Chu or; DIstrict 28: Adam Schiff (I); District 29:; District 30:Brad Sherman (I); District 31:Pete Aguilar (I); District 32:Grace Napolitano (I); District: 33 Ted Lieu (I); District 34:Jimmy Gomez (I); District 35:Norma Torres (I); District 36:Raul Ruiz (I); District 37: Karen Bass (I); DIstrict 38:Linda Sánchez (I); District 39: Gil Cisneros; District 40:Gil Cisneros (I); District 41: Mark Takano (I); District 42:Julia Peacock; District: 43Maxine Waters (I); District 44: Nanette Barragán (I) or Aja Brown; District 45:Katie Porter; District 46:; District 47: Alan Lowenthal  (I); DIstrict 48:; District 49:Mike Levin; District 50:Ammar Campa-Najjar; District 51:Juan Vargas (I); District 52:Scott Peters (I); District: 53 Susan Davis (I).

State Level

State Executive Level
Governor :
Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez or Eleni Kounalakis, Attorney General: Xavier Becerra (I) and Sec. of State in 2018.

Other State Executive Elections are for Treasurer, Controller, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Board of Equalization.

State Congressional Level

State Senate:
All 40 State senate seats are up for re-election in 2018.The democratic candidates are:

District 2:Mike McGuire (I) or Veronica Jacobi; District 4:Phillip Kim; District 6:Richard Pan (I); DIstrict 8:Paulina Miranda; District 10:Bob Wieckowski (I); District 12:Anna Caballero; District 14:Melissa Hurtado; District 16:Ruth Musser-Lopez; DIstrict 18:Robert Hertzberg (I); District 20:Connie M. Leyva (I); District 22:Mike Eng or Susan Rubio; District 24:Peter Choi or Maria Elena Durazo; District 26:Ben Allen (I); DIstrict 28:Joy Silver; District 30:Holly Mitchell (I);  District 32:Bob Archuleta; District 34:Tom Umberg; District 36:Marggie Castellano; District 38:Jeff Griffith; District 40:Ben Hueso (I);

State House of Representatives:
All 80 State assembly seats are up for re-election in 2018. Please vote for the democratic candidate to represent you, if there is one.

State Supreme Court and Court of Appeal

The California Supreme Court:

The California Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort. The court is composed of a chief justice and six associate justices, who are appointed by the governor to 12-year terms. Appointments must be confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The court has jurisdiction to review any ruling of the California Courts of Appeal, and also handles misconduct cases and discipline of state attorneys and judges.

The 2 judges who must stand for retention in 2018 in order to remain on the bench. Judges may choose not to stand for retention or may retire. In retention elections, a judge stands for a “yes” or “no” vote; no challengers may run in the elections. The list 2 judges are: Carol Corrigan and  Leondra Kruger. 

Please vote “Yes” for Carol Corrigan and I have No comment for Kruger.

The California Court of Appeals:

The terms of 35 California Court of Appeals judges will expire in 2019. All must stand for retention by voters in 2018 in order to remain on the bench. A full term on the court is twelve years.

1st District  Sandra Margulies; Barbara J.R. Jones; Maria Rivera; William McGuiness; James Richman; Marla J. Miller; and Jon B. Streeter

2nd District   Patricia Bigelow; Arthur Gilbert; Sandy Kriegler; Thomas Willhite; Norman Epstein; Richard Aldrich;
Victoria Chavez; Roger Boren; Luis A. Lavin; John Segal; Martin J. Tangeman; Lamar W. Baker;  and Elwood G. Lui

3rd District   Cole Blease

4th District   Raymond Ikola; Douglas Miller; Jeffrey King; Art McKinster; Joan Irion; Cynthia Aaron; Judith Haller;
Richard Huffman; Patricia Benke; Marsha Slough

5th District   Chuck Poochigian; M. Bruce Smith; Kathleen Meehan

6th District   Nathan Mihara

State Ballot Measures:

November 6, 2018:

Type Title Subject Description
LBM Housing Loans, Grants, and Programs and Veterans’ Loans Bond Bonds Issues $4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans’ home loans
CISS Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation Bond Initiative Bonds Issues $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects
CICA/SS Proposition 13 Tax Transfer Initiative Taxes Revises process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments
CISS Limits on Dialysis Clinics’ Revenue and Required Refunds Initiative Healthcare Requires dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above a certain amount
CISS Three States Initiative Three States Initiative Asks government to divide California into three states

Municipal Level:

California will hold general elections for local judicial offices on November 6, 2018. There will be a primary on June 5, 2018. The filing deadline for candidates who wished to run in this election was March 9, 2018.

  • Alameda County, California – County board of supervisors, county board of education, county board of directors, county superintendent of schools, county assessor, county auditor-controller/clerk recorder, district attorney, county sheriff/coroner, county treasurer-tax collector, superior court judges, and Union Sanitary District
  • Anaheim, CaliforniaMayor and city council
  • Bakersfield, California – City council
  • Chula Vista, CaliforniaMayor, city council, and city attorney
  • Fremont, California – City council
  • Fresno, California – City council
  • Fresno County, California – county clerk, county board of supervisors, county assessor recorder, county auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector, district attorney-public administrator, county sheriff-coroner, county superintendent of schools, and superior court judges
  • Irvine, CaliforniaMayor and city council
  • Kern County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor-recorder, county auditor-controller-county clerk, district attorney, county sheriff-coroner-public administrator, county treasurer-tax collector, county superintendent of schools, and superior court judges
  • Long Beach, CaliforniaMayor, city council, city attorney, city auditor, and city prosecutor
  • Los Angeles County, California – county board of supervisors, county assessor, county sheriff, community college district governing board, and superior court judges
  • Oakland, CaliforniaMayor, city council, and auditor
  • Orange County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor, county auditor-controller, district attorney-public administrator, county sheriff-coroner, county treasurer-tax collector, county superintendent of schools, county clerk-recorder, and superior court judges
  • Riverside County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor-clerk-recorder, county auditor-controller, district attorney, county sheriff-coroner-public administrator, county treasurer-tax collector, county superintendent of schools, county board of education, and superior court judges
  • Sacramento, California – City council
  • Sacramento County, California – County board of supervisors, county board of education, county assessor, county sheriff, district attorney, and superior court judges
  • San Bernardino, CaliforniaMayor and city council
  • San Bernardino County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor/recorder, county auditor-controller/treasurer/tax collector, district attorney, county sheriff/coroner/public administrator, county superintendent of schools, community college district board members, and superior court judges
  • San Diego, California – City council
  • San Diego County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor/recorder/county clerk, county treasurer/tax collector, district attorney, county sheriff, county board of education members, community college district members, and superior court judges
  • San Francisco, CaliforniaMayor, board of supervisors, city assessor-recorder, public defender, county board of education members, superior court judge, and seats on the community college board
  • San Joaquin County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor-recorder-clerk, county treasurer-tax collector, district attorney, county sheriff-coroner-public administrator, county board of education, county auditor-controller, county superintendent of schools, and superior court judges
  • San Jose, CaliforniaMayor and city council
  • Santa Ana, CaliforniaMayor and city council
  • Santa Clara County, California – County board of supervisors, county assessor, county sheriff, district attorney, and superior court judges
  • Stockton, California – City council