Today's California primary election doesn't promise to bring the voters out in large numbers. Austin Erdman, San Joaquin County's registrar of voters, expects a turnout of less than 30 percent in the county.
So it will be a small percentage of the citizenry who will determine which Republican will try to oust Jerry McNerney from Congress, which Republican will get the nod in the 14th Senate District, whether Steve Moore will continue to be county sheriff, whether Don Nottoli continues to represent Galt on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and if Lodi's Alan Nakanishi gets the Republican nomination for Board of Equalization.
And it could be a small electorate who decides whether Measure C, the controversial groundwater charge initiative, is approved.
The Lodi-Galt area's three Assembly districts have uncontested primary elections on Tuesday, as does Galt's congressional seat.
Election day basics
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vote by Mail can be hand-delivered.
How to find your polling place: The address is on your sample ballot. If you misplaced your sample ballot, call 468-3194 in San Joaquin County or visit www.spcrov.org and click "polling place look up." Then click your zip code, then your address. In Sacramento County, call 916-875-6451 or visit shadow.saccounty.net/pollingplacelookupen.
Results: Check www.lodinews.com for updated results and links to state and county election offices. Or go directly to the California Secretary of State's Web site, vote.sos.ca.gov. For results specific to San Joaquin County, such as Measure C and the Sheriff's race, visit www.sjcrov.org/results.html.