Sacramento is the capital of California, and Los Angeles is the state’s most populous city. According to the 2010 Census, 36,961,664 people live within this state’s 163,707 square miles.

California’s Top Two Rule

The passage of Proposition 14 in 2010 changed the way primary elections work in California. Under the top two system candidates from all parties participate in the primary election. Only the top two candidates, for each office, advance to the general election.

In 2020, no independent or 3rd party candidates, running for the U.S. Congress, advanced to November’s general election.

You can see a certified list of all 2020 California candidates in the PDF document below.

Know your voting status!

This link ( takes you to a form on California Secretary of State’s website where you can…

  • Check if you are registered to vote.
  • Check where you are registered to vote.
  • Check your political party preference.
  • Check your language preference for election materials.
  • Check the status of your vote-by-mail or provisional ballot.

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