Today, Lodi and California voters will be able to vote in a variety of primaries and for two statewide propositions.
Both Democrats and Republicans can vote in the election. Under the new open primary system, the voters will be able to cast their ballots for candidates from any political party. The top two candidates, even if they are from the same party or get a small percentage of the vote, will move on to the November election.
As of May 25, San Joaquin County has 271,250 registered voters. Of those, 111,277 are registered Democrats and 107,942 are Republicans.
Here are some common questions:
- Where is my polling place? The San Joaquin Register of Voters website has an option for a “Polling Place Look Up.” You click on your zip code, then your street and then an address range to get your polling place.
- Can I find information on what is on the ballot? You can download a sample ballot while looking up your polling place at www.sjcrov.org.
For more information on the propositions on the ballot, go to the Secretary of State website to read arguments for and against the initiatives.
Did my vote-by-mail ballot arrive?
If you are wondering if the ballot has arrived, you can check the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters website.
What if I’m not registered to vote?
It is too late to vote in this election, but you can still register for the November election in San Joaquin County to download a Voter Registration Form. Make sure you read the instructions to fill it out properly.
Where can I see the results?
Both the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters and the Secretary of State start posting updates at 8 p.m. If there is a close race, county officials have until July 6 to count all of the votes and submit the results to the Secretary of State’s office.
You can also check www.lodinews.com, which will provide links to the latest results that affect the Lodi and Galt areas.