Tomorrow Might Be the Lowest Election Turnout Ever

Jun 02 at 12pm

By Sarah Han

Did you know the California primary election is tomorrow? Oh, you didn't? According to the Chronicle, you're not alone – we could be facing the lowest primary election turnout in state history. Poll workers aren't too shocked; non-presidential primaries rarely draw many people to the polls, but Tuesday's election might be especially dismal because the main item – the governor's race – isn't that exciting. Incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown isn't facing any big threats from notable candidates. This will also be the first ballot in a primary without a citizen's initiative, due to a 2010 law that has moved all initiatives and referendums to the general elections in November.

Still, if you're concerned about the state of the state, there's still a lot to vote on. Do your civic duty and add your voice.

Here's what you'll be able to vote on tomorrow:

Governor

Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State

Controller

Attorney General

Treasurer

Insurance Commissioner

Supervisor of Schools 

Board of Equalization

U.S. Representatives in Congress (District 12 and 14)

State Assembly (District 17 and 19)

Prop. 41 (Veteran housing)

Prop. 42 (Public records)

SF Prop A (Emergency response bonds)

SF Prop B (Waterfront heights)

SF Superior Court Judge  

Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow, and vote-by-mail ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. tomorrow to be counted (they can be dropped off at county election offices or a voter's polling place)

Find out where your polling place is here

And if you're looking for voter's cheat sheets and endorsements, here are a few that could help you make your choices:

Pissed Off Voter Guide, SFBG, SF Chronicle, SF Green Party, East Bay Express

Via: SF Chronicle; photo via Thinkstock

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