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Everything you need to know about California’s 2020 primary election

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The California primary election is March 3. Here’s what you need to know.

Vote centers have replaced neighborhood polling places, and the old paper-and-ink system has changed too. In the presidential race, candidates will be awarded delegates based on district-level contests and statewide results. It’s complicated. The candidate field has winnowed. In Los Angeles County and other local races, voters will decide on the district attorney, Proposition 13, L.A. City Council, the LAUSD board and more. The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board has endorsements in many of the races on the ballot. Read on for more.

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What you need to know to vote

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Voting is changing in Los Angeles County. Here’s what you need to know and how to find a vote center

Nearly 1,000 new vote centers have dreplace the precinct polling places used in past L.A. County elections. Angelenos will no longer be confined to voting in their neighborhoods. These centers will also be open for days before the election. Find one that’s convenient to you.

Need a ride to the polls? L.A. Metro offering free fares on election day.

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California decides: A five-part series looking at California’s diverse electorate

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How Democratic delegates are chosen in California

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Meet the presidential candidates

The Democrats

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The Republicans

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Where the candidates stand on key issues

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Hometown: America as seen from the candidates’ front doors

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Stay up to date with the latest news on the presidential primary

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Los Angeles County and local races

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Behind the money in local races

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There is only one statewide proposition on the ballot

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Recommendations from the Los Angeles Times editorial board

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Mark your calendar

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Did you vote at an L.A. County vote center?

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