In state legislative races, however, California's open primary system means that all voters, regardless of party affiliation, will be able to choose from the entire field of candidates, with the top two finishers running off in the November general election, even if they are from the same party and even if one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote.
If you are qualified to vote (you are 18, a U.S. citizen, live in California and are not in prison or on parole from a felony ) but have not yet registered, you can register up until the polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at any vote center and cast a ballot.
Voters who received ballots in the mail can return their ballots by mail (postmarked no later than primary election day) or drop them off at official ballot drop boxes or any vote center. The following Palo Alto vote centers are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Super Tuesday:
Cubberley Community Center Gym
Mitchell Park Community Center
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
Ventura Community Center
The Palo Alto Weekly recommends the following candidates and ballot measure positions.
House of Representatives
Anna Eshoo (D) (Incumbent)
Mike Brownrigg (D)
(See editorial published on Feb. 14 at paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/02/14/editorial-brownrigg-for-state-senate )
Marc Berman (D) (Incumbent)
Santa Clara County Supervisor
Joe Simitian (Incumbent)
Measure G (Foothill-De Anza College District)
$898 million bond measure
(See editorial published on Feb. 21 at paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/02/21/editorial-yes-on-community-college-measures-g-h)
Measure H (Foothill-De Anza College District)
$48 per year parcel tax measure
State Proposition 13
School Facility Bonds
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