In the Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 7, 2022, all voters – regardless of political party preference – will see the same candidates for state and federal offices. Registered members of the County will be able to vote on local contests as determined by their residential address.
Offices & Candidates on the Ballot for the Primary Election
On the ballot, you will see two different types of offices: Voter-nominated offices and Nonpartisan offices. Your ballot will include candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Assembly Member, and countywide offices. Depending on where you live, your ballot may also include candidates for State Senator, County Supervisor, or City offices.
For a quick reference of the offices and candidates that are up for election, refer to these links:
To download a digital copy of your Voter Information Guide for local (County, City, and District) offices, get information on where, how, and when to vote, and learn more about current and future elections, go to www.sbcountyelections.com.
The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters makes it easy to check your voter registration status and get personalized election information all in one place through the My Elections Gateway online application. Simply fill in your name, date of birth, and home address, and you’ll be on your way to being able to register to vote or getting important information about this election.
Two U.S. Senate Races
There are two contests for U.S. Senate on the Primary Election ballot. You may vote for one candidate in each contest.
- The first contest is the regular election for the full 6-year term ending January 3, 2029.
- The second contest is a special vacancy election (the current officeholder is temporarily filling a vacancy) for the remainder of the current term ending January 3, 2023.
Because these are two separate terms of office, you may see the same candidates running in both contests.
Different Political Parties Listed
In 2010, California voters approved the Top-Two Open Primary Act (Proposition 14). This Act requires that, for specified state and federal offices, voters have the option of voting for any candidate regardless of political party. The two candidates with the most votes will appear on the ballot in the following general election.
See www.sos.ca.gov/elections/primary-elections-california/ for more information.