SOS releases state candidate list

To see the full list of candidates for U.S. Senate, state constitutional offices, Board of Equalization, Assembly and Senate, visit the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2010-elections/june-2010/june-2010-candidates-list.pdf.

Read on for the SOS press release and more details about the June 8 election.

SACRAMENTO — Secretary of State Debra Bowen today released the certified list of candidates who will appear on the June 8, 2010, Direct Primary Election ballot. More than 650 people have been certified as partisan candidates for the 150-plus Constitutional, Congressional, State Senate and State Assembly offices up for election.

This year, California’s Constitutional offices, 53 Congressional representatives, 80 State Assembly seats and the 20 even-numbered State Senate seats will be on the ballot.

The top vote-getter from each party’s primary will advance to the November 2, 2010, General Election. Because the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is non-partisan, if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the top two vote-getters will advance to the November General Election.

The official certified list of candidates, with ballot designations and contact information for each candidate, is available at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2010-elections/june-2010/june-2010-candidates-list.pdf.

In the June primary, decline-to-state voters (voters who are not registered with any of the six qualified political parties) may request a Democratic or Republican ballot. Decline-to-state voters who do not request a specific ballot will be given a nonpartisan ballot containing the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction, statewide ballot measures and any nonpartisan local races.

The last day to register to vote in the June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election is May 24. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is June 1

Lisa Vorderbrueggen