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Californians: You Have Two Ballot Cards to Vote on in 2018

by Shawn M. Griffiths, published

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - Many Californians have already received their 2018 midterm ballots by mail. It's important to note for anyone casting a ballot in advance or who will go to the polls on November 6 that there are two cards to vote, and both are front and back.

Card A

Card A has the candidates for elections on the federal, state, and local levels. The front of the card includes top-ticket races for:

  • Governor;
  • Lieutenant governor;
  • Secretary of state;
  • Insurance commissioner;
  • Attorney general;
  • And more.

It also includes federal races for US Senate and Congress in the middle column, along with confirmation ballot options for associate justices to the state Supreme Court.

FLIP THE CARD. Local races are on the back!

Check out IVN's full coverage of California elections here.


Card B

Card B features all state and local ballot measures. This includes the 11 statewide ballot propositions that qualified for the ballot. In a city like San Diego, local ballot measures may extend to the back of the card so be sure to FLIP THE CARD and don't forget about down ballot races.

Check out a comprehensive guide to the state's 11 ballot propositions here.

See ballot instructions on return options for mail-in ballots. Ballots can be returned via mail using the envelope provided with the ballot or returned to select locations depending on the rules of the county.

Read and follow return instructions carefully.

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