JUNE 5, 2018 STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION About the Election: The June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election includes contests to determine the candidates who will appear on the ballot in the Statewide General Election, which will be held on November 6. The primary election includes contests for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, State Board of Equalization for District 2, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly, Superior Court Office No. 4, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Board of Supervisors for Districts 1 and 4, County Assessor, District Attorney, County Sheriff, as well as Mayor of San Jose and five San Jose City Council districts. There is also a judicial recall contest on the ballot, including successor candidates for Superior Court Judge in the event the recall is approved. There are 14 measures on the ballot, including five state propositions and nine local measures including taxation, redistricting and infrastructure measures.
Election Night Results and InformationElection results will be available at sccvote.org. The first results with preliminary Vote by Mail ballot tallies and Early Voting ballot tallies will be online at approximately 8:05 p.m. Polling Place BallotsThe Registrar of Voters’ Office will post updated results on its website at Election Results and on its Twitter and Facebook pages at approximate intervals of 45 minutes until all precincts have reported. Using previous primary elections as a benchmark, all precincts may not report until the early morning hours of June 6. Vote by Mail BallotsAfter polling place ballot tallying is completed, the Registrar of Voters’ Office will continue to process Vote by Mail ballots that were received by June 5, working day and night until all such ballots have been counted. All Vote by Mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days after the election will be processed and tallied as they come in. The Registrar of Voters’ Office will post updated results on its website at Election Results and on its Twitter and Facebook pages twice daily, at 10 a.m. and at 5 p.m. through the week of the election. After the week of the election, results will be updated daily at 5 p.m. Included in the daily updates are ballots such as provisional and damaged and/or unreadable ballots. Expanded Media OpportunitiesThe Registrar of Voters’ Office is offering increased availability for media questions, taping and interviews for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election from June 1 through July 2. Our expanded schedule is shown below. Please note that it is subject to change, although we will make every effort to accommodate media requests during this time. For early morning, night and weekend interviews and taping, please telephone our media line in advance to make arrangements.
Total Registration (as of June 1)
Permanent Vote By Mail
Military & Overseas Voters
Voters by Language
Voters by Qualified Political Parties
Democratic (DEM): 394,342
Republican (REP): 154,945
American Independent (AI): 17,593
Libertarian (LIB): 5,755
Green (GRN): 3,451
Peace & Freedom (PF): 2,160
No Party Preference/Other: 269,588
Media Availability Schedule:
All interview and media requests should be directed to our media telephone line at 1-408-282-3008 or to our media email address email@example.com. We would be happy to assist in your requests to visit polling places, view our ballot opening/sorting/counting operations or schedule interviews. Arrangements should be made prior to arriving at our offices and/or polling places. A media room will be available upon arrangement at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, Room 181 in San Jose on Election Day. Credentials will be required for entry. You are encouraged to film/take photos of: · Polling places and ballot tally operations· Employees processing ballots· Election headquarters Please DO NOT:· Take images of election officers and/or voters without their permission· Record (video, take photos, or write down) voted ballots· Obstruct or disrupt voting in any way Post-Election CanvassAfter Election Day, the canvass process of the entire election will commence. The canvass involves a complete audit of ALL ballots and election equipment, in order to ensure the fairness, accuracy and integrity of the electoral process. Provisional ballots received will be independently researched, verified and counted. A 1% manual tally of ballots will also be conducted in order to ensure voting equipment functionality. Upon completion of canvass, election results will be certified by the Registrar of Voters and submitted to the Secretary of State. Early VotingIn addition to the Registrar of Voters’ Office, seven other Early Voting Centers have been open since May 26, and will be closing today. Locations and hours can be found online at www.sccvote.org. Ballot Drop-Off SitesAs of May 7 and continuing through Election Day, Vote by Mail voters have the option of dropping off their completed ballots at 50 locations around the county. A complete list can be found online at www.sccvote.org. For more information, contact the Registrar of Voters’ Office at 1-408-299-VOTE (8683) or toll-free at 1-866-430-VOTE (8683), or visitwww.sccvote.org. Media inquiries should be directed to the media line at 408-282-3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 1 – Monday, June 4
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5
5 a.m. to Unofficial Semi-Final Results
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday, June 7
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, June 8 – Monday, July 2
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.