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June Primary Election 2018: What You Should Know

Californians will be heading to the polls in just five weeks for the June 5th primary.

Posted: May 1, 2018 6:27 PM
Updated: May 2, 2018 4:54 PM

Butte County, Calif. -- Californians will be heading to the polls in just five weeks for the June 5th primary.

Nationally, the balance of Congress is at stake as Republicans work to hold on to the majority in both houses.

The election will set the course for which congressional districts will be battlegrounds for the fall election.

This year, the race is on in the June primary for significant positions such as the next California governor.

There are also 31 opponents challenging Senator Dianne Feinstein for her seat.

The number of Butte County voters who cast ballots by mail is growing, it is now at about 63%.

New this year, the mail-in ballots do not have to be received by election night.

California has an open primary system where the top two vote-getters qualify for the general election in November, regardless of party.

"You have to have your primary elections so you have your top two run off in November. In this state, you could have two Democrats vying for the top position of governor," said Candace Grubbs, Butte County Clerk-Recorder.

There will be 5 statewide ballot measures for the June primary election.

City Council races will not appear on the June 5th ballot but will be decided in the general election, November 6th.

There will be 5 statewide ballot measures for the June primary election.

The last day to register to vote is May 21st. The last day to apply for vote-by-mail is May 29th and Election Day is on June 5th.

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