California's presidential primary election will take place on March 3, Super Tuesday. In addition to the presidential nomination, voters will be deciding on several congressional and state legislative primaries, a statewide ballot measure and hundreds of local contests.
Key Contests to WatchKey Contests to Watch
California Proposition 13
This new measure is not related to the Proposition 13, enacted in 1978, that you’re probably familiar with. This Proposition 13 would authorize $15 billion in bonds for school and college facilities in California. The estimated cost to the state to repay the bonds is $740 million per year over the next 35 years. This proposition requires a majority vote to pass.
US Congress, District 25 (special election)
This election fills the vacancy left by former Democratic U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned in October. Residents in northern Los Angeles and eastern Ventura counties will also vote in a regularly scheduled primary for this seat. Former Republican congressman Steve Knight, who lost the seat in 2018, is running in a field that includes Democrats Christy Smith, a state assemblywoman, and Cenk Uygur, founder of the progressive news show “The Young Turks.” If a candidate finishes with a majority of the vote, he or she will take office. If no candidate wins a majority vote, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on May 12.
US Congress, District 50
A handful of prominent Republicans are running to fill an open seat in eastern San Diego County. This district was formerly represented by Duncan Hunter, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations. Former congressman Darrell Issa, state Sen. Brian Jones and former San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio are vying for the seat, along with Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, who ran against Hunter in 2018. The top two finishers will advance to the November general election.
San Francisco Proposition D
In an effort to cut down on the number of vacant storefronts in the city, this measure would tax the owners or renters of vacant commercial space between $250 and $1,000 per street-facing foot. The revenue from the tax will go toward the city's Small Business Assistance Fund. This measure requires a two-thirds vote to pass.
Election ResultsElection Results
KQED will be providing real-time results for local races in all nine counties as well as national and statewide results.