California voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast votes for federal and state offices. In addition to the contentious presidential race, the ballot also features a U.S. Senate race, a Congressional race in each of the state’s 53 districts, and state legislative races.
Here’s what you need to know as you head to the polls:
POLLING HOURS & LOCATIONS: Polls in California open at 7 a.m. Pacific time and close at 8 p.m. Pacific time. If you’re in line before 8 p.m. Pacific and haven’t yet voted, you’ll be able to vote after 8 p.m. If you’re unsure at which precinct you’ll be voting, you can find out through the voter information tool on the Secretary of the State’s website.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: Californians must be registered to vote at least 15 days before Election Day. California does not offer same-day registration. If you’re unsure whether you’re already registered, you can check your status via the state’s registration lookup tool.
TRACKING RESULTS: There are a number of ways to track results. The California Secretary of State’s website will be posting results. Politico will also post state-by-state results online, you can find California’s results here.
WHAT’S AT STAKE IN FEDERAL RACES: Hillary Clinton is favored to carry the state’s 55 electoral votes. If Clinton wins the state, it would mark the seventh consecutive time the Democratic nominee has done so. The state has voted Democratic in the last six presidential elections, dating back to 1992.
California voted for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, when the president won the state by 23.1 percentage points.
California has 53 members in the House of Representatives, 39 Democrats and 14 Republicans. Every House seat is up for re-election. Click here for a map of the state’s congressional districts.
- In the first district, Democratic attorney Jim Reed is challenging Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa.
- In the second district, Republican grocery clerk Dale Mensing is challenging Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman.
- In the third district, Republican physician Eugene Cleek is challenging Democratic Rep. John Garamendi.
- In the fourth district, Democratic physician and environmentalist Robert Derlet is challenging Republican Rep. Tom McClintock.
- In the fifth district, Republican businessman Carlos Santamaria is challenging Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson.
- In the sixth district, Republican Robert Evans is challenging Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui.
- In the seventh district, Republican Sheriff Scott Jones is challenging Democratic Rep. Ami Bera.
- In the eighth district, long-time educator Dr. Democratic Rita Ramirez (D) is challenging Republican Rep. Paul Cook.
- In the ninth district, Republican retired US Marshal Tony Amador is challenging Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney.
- In the tenth district, Democratic farmer Michael Eggman is challenging Republican Rep. Jeff Denham.
- In the eleventh district, Republican Roger Petersen is challenging Democratic Rep. Mark Desaulnier.
- In the twelfth district, Republican Bob Miller is challenging Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
- In the thirteenth district, Republican Sue Caro is challenging Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee.
- In the fifteenth district, Republican Danny Turner is challenging Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell.
- In the sixteenth district, Republican farmer Johnny Tacherra is challenging Democratic Rep. Jim Costa.
- In the seventeenth district, eight-term incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D) is challenged by fellow Democrat, Fremont attorney Ro Khanna.
- In the eighteenth district, Republican Dr. Richard Fox is challenging Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo.
- In the nineteenth district, Republican G. Burt Lancaster is challenging Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren.
- In the twentieth district, Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Jimmy Panetta (D) is running against Pacific Grove City Councilwoman Casey Lucius.
- In the twenty-first district, Democratic attorney Emilio Huerta is challenging Republican Rep. David Valadao.
- In the twenty-second district, Democrat Louie Campos is challenging Republican Rep. Devin Nunes.
- In the twenty-third district, Democrat Wendy Reed is challenging Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
- In the twenty-fourth district, Democrat Salud Carbajal is running against Republican Justin Fareed.
- In the twenty-fifth district, Democratic attorney Bryan Caforio is challenging Republican Rep. Steve Knight.
- In the twenty-sixth district, Republican businessman and former law enforcement officer Rafael Dagnesses is challenging Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley.
- In the twenty-seventh district, Republican businessman and former FBI agent Jack Orswell is challenging Democratic Rep. Judy Chu.
- In the twenty-eighth district, Republican businesswoman Lenore Solis is challenging Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.
- In the twenty-ninth district, former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon is challenging fellow Democrat, Rep. Tony Cardenas.
- In the thirtieth district, Republican Mark Reed is challenging Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman.
- In the thirty-first district, Republican Paul Chabot is challenging Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar.
- In the thirty-second district, Roger Hernandez is challenging fellow Democrat, Rep. Grace Napolitano.
- In the thirty-third district, Republican pediatric eye surgeon Kenneth Wright is challenging Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu.
- In the thirty-fourth district, Adrienne Edwards is challenging fellow Democrat, Rep. Xavier Becerra.
- In the thirty-fifth district, Republican Tyler Fischella is challenging Democratic Rep. Norma Torres.
- In the thirty-sixth district, Republican Jeff Stone is challenging Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz.
- In the thirty-seventh district, Christopher Wiggins is challenging fellow Democrat, Rep. Karen Bass.
- In the thirty-eighth district, Republican Ryan Downing is challenging Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez.
- In the thirty-ninth district, Democrat Brett Murdock is challenging Republican Rep. Ed Royce.
- In the forty-first district, Republican Doug Shepherd is challenging Democratic Rep. Mark Takano.
- In the forty-second district, Democrat Tim Sheridan is challenging Republican Ken Calvert.
- In the forty-third district, Republican Omar Navarro is challenging Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.
- In the forty-fourth district, Isadore Hall is running against fellow Democrat Nanette Barragan.
- In the forty-fifth district, Democrat Ron Varasteh is challenging Republican Rep. Mimi Walters.
- In the forty-sixth district, Bao Nguyen is running against fellow Democrat Lou Correa.
- In the forty-seventh district, Republican Andrew Whallon is challenging Democratic Rep. Alan Lowenthal.
- In the forty-eighth district, Democrat Sue Savary is challenging Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.
- In the forty-ninth district, former Marine Colonel, Democrat Doug Applegate is challenging Republican Rep. Darrell Issa.
- In the fiftieth district, Democrat Patrick Malloy is challenging Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter.
- In the fifty-first district, Republican Juan Hidalgo is challenging Democratic Rep. Juan Vargas.
- In the fifty-second district, Republican Denise Gitsham is challenging Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.
- In the fifty-third district, Republican physician James Veltmeyer is challenging Democratic Rep. Susan Davis.
WHAT’S AT STAKE IN STATE RACES:
Heading into the election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the California State Senate with 26 of 40 seats. A total of 20 seats out of the 40 seats in the California State Senate are up for election in 2016. California state senators serve staggered, four-year terms and half of the senate is up for election every two years.
The Democratic party also holds the majority in the House with 52 of 80 seats. All 80 seats in the California State Assembly are up for election in 2016.
The next California governor’s race isn’t until 2018. Jerry Brown (D) has served as governor since 2011.
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