Primary Elections are very important for our process of democracy to work effectively. In addition to numerous non-partisan races that are on the ballot, these elections determine the official “party” candidates for partisan offices. Your vote in this election counts in these contests, so it is important that we all make that effort to get out and cast our ballots. The Democratic Party is pleased to permit decline to state voters the opportunity to participate in our candidate selection process. So whether you are a registered Democrat, or decline to state your party affiliation, please get out and vote on June 8th.
Here are the official California Democratic Party Endorsements for the June 8, 2010 Primary Election.
OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY SLATE
Statewide Primary Election â€¢ Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Polls Open 7:00 a.m. â€“ 8:00 p.m.
|Insurance Commissioner||Dave Jones||Â||Proposition 14
“Top Two” Primary
|Dave Jones will fight for justice for California consumers. He refuses campaign contributions from the insurance industry.Dave Jones is endorsed by the California Democratic Party, the National Organization for Women, California Teachers Association, California Nurses Association and the Sierra Club. He has also been endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee and San Jose Mercury News.||Â||Prop 14 will actually reduce voter choice in elections. Democratic voters in some districts may be forced to choose between voting for a Republican or not voting at all. And Prop 14′s fine print contains a deceptive provision that would allow politicians to hide their party affiliation from voters. That is not the kind of change we need. We need to increase voter choice-byÂ voting NO on Proposition 14.Â Â|
||Jerry Brown||Â||Proposition 13
Earthquake Safety Measure
|U.S. Senate||Barbara Boxer||Â||Proposition 14
“Top Two” Primary
|Secretary of State||Debra Bowen||Â||Proposition 15
California Fair Elections Act
|Controller||John Chiang||Â||Proposition 16
Utility Power Grab
|Treasurer||Bill Lockyer||Â||Proposition 17
Insurance Rate Hike Initiative
|Insurance Commissioner||Dave Jones||Â||Â||Â|
|Board of Equalization-District 1||Betty T. Yee||Â||For a complete list of legislative and congressional endorsements, go to: www.cadem.org/2010Election|
|Board of Equalization-District 2||Chris Parker||Â|
|Board of Equalization-District 4||Jerome E. Horton||Â||Â||Â|
Vote by Mail
Voting by mail is the simplest way to vote, and we’ve made it even easier for busy Democrats with this handy Democratic voting guide. For a complete list of legislative and congressional endorsements, go to: www.cadem.org/2010Election
June 1: Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot.
June 4: If you plan on returning your ballot by mail, please target June 4 as your mailing deadline in order for it to reach your local election officials by Tuesday, June 8 to ensure your vote is counted!
If you forget to mail in your vote-by-mail ballot, you can drop it off at ANY polling place in your county by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOTING: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/
FIND YOUR COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS: www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_d.htm