I, Shirley N. Weber, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the information included herein will be submitted to the electors of the State of California at the Primary Election to be held throughout the State on June 7, 2022, and that this guide has been correctly prepared in accordance with the law. Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State in Sacramento, California, this 14th day of March, 2022.
Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., Secretary of State
California remains an example to the rest of the country for conducting secure elections, for its commitment to voting rights, and for voter participation. I want to thank the record numbers of Californians who voted in recent elections. I also want to welcome those who may be voting for the first time in the June 7, 2022, Primary Election. Your participation ensures that democracy continues to thrive in the state.
This Voter Information Guide can help you make informed decisions and prepare for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election. The following pages include election deadlines, voter registration information, candidate statements, your rights as a California voter, and other useful information. For additional election information, you can visit vote.ca.gov or call toll-free (800) 345-VOTE (8683).
New District Lines—California's June 7, 2022, Primary Election will be the first opportunity for you to vote for candidates in the newly drawn Congressional, State Assembly, State Senate, Board of Equalization, County Supervisorial, and City Council Districts. Until the newly elected officials take office after the November 2022 General Election, the existing district boundaries remain in effect, and constituents will continue to be represented by the elected officials occupying those offices. For more information on the new district lines, visit the website of your local elections office.
Vote By Mail Now Permanent—After its success in the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election, the Legislature passed AB 37 which ensures every actively registered voter will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot with the option to return their ballot by mail, at a secure drop box, or in person. Whichever option you choose, remember to sign your ballot before you return it!
Track Your Ballot—Never wonder whether your vote is counted. You can track your vote-by-mail ballot by signing up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive text, email, or voice status alerts.
More Voter's Choice Act Counties—California is adding 13 more Voter's Choice Act (VCA) counties in 2022 for a total of 27. In addition to universal vote by mail, VCA counties offer more days and more ways to vote in person. For more information visit sos.ca.gov/elections/voters-choice-act.
Make A Plan To Vote—Voting matters. But to vote, you need to make a plan. Will you vote by returning your signed ballot by mail in the envelope provided? Will you drop it at a vote center or drop box? Or will you vote in person at a neighborhood polling place or vote center? Research your options and make a plan today!
Thank you for being an important part of our democratic process!