The ‘sample ballots’ have been received in the mail and many voters are already returning their vote-by-mail ballots, as San Joaquin County prepares for a Statewide Direct Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. for those who will be going to the polls or dropping off their ballots.
Among the local races of interest, incumbent Heath Flora and Robert D. Chase are seeking the State Assembly District 12 seat. Several candidates are vying to fill the seat for U.S. Representative District 10, the seat currently held by Jeff Denham. The incumbent is running as are Virginia Madueno, Josh Harder, Sue Zwahlen, Michael Barkley, Michael Eggman and Ted Howze. Also on the ballot, but having previously withdrawn, is Dotty Nygard.
Pat Withrow and incumbent Steve Moore are on the ballot for the position of Sheriff-Coroner for San Joaquin County.
In the race for the County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1, those on the ballot are Donald Gatti, Andree Taylor and Janet Dyk. For County Supervisor, Fourth District, incumbent Chuck Winn is on the ballot as well as Julie Damron-Brown.
On the ballot for Superior Court Judge, Office 11 are John R. Soldati and Mark A. Thiel.
For the State Board of Equalization, District 1, candidates listed on the ballot are Ted Gaines, Connie Conway, David Evans and Tom Hallinan.
In addition to countywide races, there are several Propositions and state races on the ballot.
Elections officials note that the canvass of the vote will begin on Wednesday, June 6 and continue on regular business days until complete. Deadline to certify the results is Thursday, July 5.