It’s election day! If you’re headed to the polls, you might need a quick refresher on everything that’s on the ballot.
The Los Angeles Times’ political team has you covered.
First, a primer on who can vote. Any of the 17.9 million people who registered ahead of the May 23 deadline can cast votes.
At the top of the ticket, only Republicans can vote in the Republican presidential contest. Democrats allow decline-to-state voters commonly called independents to participate in that contest.
Next on the ballot is the U.S. Senate race, a contest with 34 candidates. The top-two finishers Tuesday will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.
The rest of the ballot also follows that system: the top-two finishers will face each other in November, regardless of party.
Voters have a choice in contests for congressional seats, state Assembly and state Senate districts, local contests like the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, municipal initiatives and one statewide ballot dealing with ethics in the Legislature. You can study up using the links below.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Find your polling place here.
U.S. Senate race
Voting logistics & questions
Ballot measures and local issues
One expensive election
Turnout, turnout, turnout
For those with lots of time: Candidate profiles