CSEA Members vote to make a difference

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May 16, 2022

CSEA members have a proud tradition of making a difference in elections. From local school board races to state and federal elections, we know that voting for pro-education, pro-labor candidates and issues can have a direct impact on our jobs, families and communities.

Endorsements and voter guide

CSEA has endorsed several candidates in this election. For full details, check out the CSEA Voter Guide:

Gavin Newsom (D)*
Lt. Governor
Eleni Kounalakis (D)*
Attorney General
Rob Bonta (D)*
Fiona Ma (D)*
Ron Galperin (D)
Insurance Commissioner
Ricardo Lara (D)*
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Thurmond (D)*
U.S. Senate
Alex Padilla (D)*


Vote by mail in 2022

In 2022, all registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. The ballot can be mailed in or returned to a polling location. The next statewide election will be held on June 7, 2022. Be sure that you are registered to vote for this statewide primary election by May 23rd. However, you are encouraged to register earlier to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.

2022 Election Dates

April 28 to May 17 — Voter Guides Mailed
The Secretary of State’s Office and local counties will send voter guides by mail to registered voters.

May 9 — Vote-by Mail Ballots
Voters should begin receiving vote-by-mail ballots.

May 9 – June 6 —Early Voting
Early voting period for the Primary Election.

May 10 to June 7 — Ballot drop-offs
Ballot drop-off locations open in all counties.

May 23 — Last day to register
Last day to register to vote for the primary election.

May 24 – June 7 — Provisional Ballots
By California law, any voter whose qualifications cannot be immediately verified can cast a ballot provisionally.

June 7 —Election Day
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can physically cast their vote at a polling place. Vote-by-mail ballots are only valid if they are postmarked on or before Election Day.

November 8 —General Election