Today is California Primary Election Day

Whatever you do today, don’t let the projections of record low voter turnout discourage you from voting. The top-two primary election is extremely important. The decisions made today by less than 30% of registered voters will decide your choices in November for legislative elections.

Those of you living in the more competitive legislative districts, like Assembly 69,72, and 74, have probably had your mail boxes stuffed over the past several weeks with mail from opposing candidate campaigns and their supporters telling you how great, or horrible, they and their opponents are. With election day here, the first half or our election cycle is over. Now you have to decide.

We’re not going to tell you how to vote today. We will share some resources to help you make your decisions on your own.

First, you can Google the names of the candidates on your ballot to find their campaign websites.

Second, you can check out one of the links below for the endorsements of Democratic and progressive groups.

California Democratic Party

Democracy For America

Then we’ve got the endorsements from the Orange County Labor Federation

Where to Vote?

The California Democratic Party has a helpful tool on their website to help you find your polling location here.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters has a polling place locator here as well.

Need Help?

For Election Day assistance from the Orange County Registrar of Voters click here. Their phone number is 714-567-7600.

If you haven’t yet mailed your Vote-By-Mail Ballot it is too late to send it by mail. You can drop it off at the Registrar of Voters or at any polling location in Orange County.

When to Vote?

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Results?

For Election Night Results click here after the polls close.

With the exceptionally low expected turnout, your one vote can make the difference. In 2007, a special election to replace former County Supervisor Lou Correa was decided by a three vote margin. That election had a voter turnout of 22.4%.

  8 comments for “Today is California Primary Election Day

  1. Santa Ana Citizen
    June 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

    How about some more endorsements, for the 69th Assembly District?

    National Organization for Women (NOW): Julio Perez
    CA Teachers Assoc: Julio Perez
    CA Federation of Teachers: Julio Perez
    United Nurses Associations of CA: Julio Perez
    Orange County Firefighters: Julio Perez
    CA League of Conservation Voters: Julio Perez
    Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones: Julio Perez
    IBEW Local 441: Julio Perez
    Laborers International Union: Julio Perez

    Phillip Morris Co. (Big Tobacco): Tom Daly or Michele Martinez
    Chevron (Big Oil): Tom Daly or Michele Martinez
    Anthem Blue Cross (Insurance Industry): Tom Daly or Michele Martinez
    Check Into Cash (Pay Day Loan Industry) of Cleveland, Ohio: Tom Daly
    AXcess Financial Services of Cinncinati, OH (Debt Collection Agency): Tom Daly
    QC Holdings, of Overland KS (Pay Day Loans Industry): Tom Daly
    Advance America (Pay Day Loans) of Spartanburg, SC: Tom Daly
    Edison International: Tom Daly
    Sempra: Tom Daly
    PG&E: Tom Daly
    Morongo Indians (Casino): Tom Daly
    Yocha Dehe Wintun Indians (Casino): Tom Daly
    Viejas Indians (Casino): Michele Martinez
    Paskenta Indians (Casino): Michele Martinez
    Wells Fargo: Michele Martinez
    Allergan (Big Phramaceutical Industry): Tom Daly
    Plastics Industry of CA: Tom Daly
    CA Apartment Association: Tom Daly
    Pacific Life Insurance: Tom Daly
    Farmers Insurance: Tom Daly
    Allstate Insurance: Tom Daly
    Insurance Industry PACs: Tom Daly
    Alicia Berhow (OCBC): Tom Daly

    Who do YOU think is interested in representing the PEOPLE of the 69th Assembly District, and who do you think is interested in the continuing victimization of the people of the 69th Assembly District and the middle class? Who do you think has already sold their souls to Big Business and out of district interests?

    The chloice is clear. Julio Perez

    • June 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Riddle me this: who’s the Democrat and who are the de facto Republicans?

    • Barron Zito
      June 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

      I think you can lump both Daly and Perez into the sellout crowd.

      Maybe Barrgan wasn’t such a bad canidate after all.

      If you think the CTA is any more interested in the middle class than is Wells Fargo, you are WRONG!

      • Human Beings Matter
        June 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        Wells Fargo:

        Federal taxpayer bailout received:

        $36.9 billion

        Profits for the years 1998-2008:

        $95.8 billion

        Profits for the first half of 2009:

        $6.22 billion

        Change in bank account fees (2003-08):

        +35.1%

        Bank fees for first half of 2009:

        $2.84 billion

        Credit card income for first half of 2009:

        $1.78 billion

        Percent of first half 2009 profit from fees & credit cards:

        74%

        Median Wells Fargo bank teller wage:

        $10.28/hour or $21,392 annually

        2007-08 Chairman Richard Kovacevich pay:

        $26.6 million (662 times median teller wage)

        2008 bonus pool:

        $978 million

        First half 2009 bonus and compensation pool:

        $13.2 billion

        Cash bonuses (top 5 execs) last 10 years:

        $254.9 million

        Effective tax rate in 2008:

        18.5%

        Offshore subsidiaries in tax havens:

        77

        Lobbying fees in 9 months after bailout:

        $2.5 million

        Campaign contributions in 2008 federal elections:

        $4.7 million

        WELLS FARGO LEFT THE TARP PROGRAM EARLY TO AVOID RESTRICTIONS ON EXECUTIVE PAY, JACKING UP FEES TO PAY FOR THE EXECUTIVES RAISES AND BONUSES EARNED DRIVING THE BANK INTO A FEDERAL BAILOUT.

        BARON, YOU ARE AN IGNORAMOUS, OR A CALCULATED SLIME. GROW A SOUL AND GROW A BRAIN.

        COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU NEST. . .

        • June 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

          I agree, (but, it’s actually worse than stated above)

          Wells Fargo $3.332 Trillion derivatives holding visualized, plus other disgusting information

          http://www.robertlautenforussenate2012.com >> on the home page click the Huffington Post link, >> wait for the graphics to load, >> click on any graphic, >> scroll down to Wells Fargo Bank.

      • June 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        Welcome back Ken…glad to hear you’re not dead

  2. VOTE!
    June 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Turnout Prediction: 22%. Your Vote Matters. Don’t waste it or waive it. GET OUT AND VOTE!

  3. MikeM128
    June 5, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Chris,

    Thank You for listing all of the links for endorsements. Hopefully this service will help voters to vote the opposite way to help improve California. After over 30 years of Democratic control, we certainly know what caused all the problems in the nations worst run state.

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