We're tracking races across California. Polls closed Tuesday but ballot counting continues. Races are called by the Associated Press using vote returns and other data. However, final results will not be available until all mail-in and conditional ballots are counted. Read more about the races here.
Sen. Alex Padilla, appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom when Kamala Harris left the Senate to become vice president, is facing off against GOP attorney Mark Meuser — twice. He's running to complete Harris' term through Jan. 3, as well as for a full six-year stint. Find out about the California U.S. Senate race here.
This year, California voters could play a key role in determining the balance of power in the House of Representatives. Find out about the California U.S. House races here.
After he easily survived a recall attempt last year, Gavin Newsom is running for a second term as governor against Northern California state Sen. Brian Dahle.
Leader by county
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California Supreme Court
Voters will decide whether to keep the chief justice and three associate justices of the California Supreme Court. Patricia Guerrero was appointed to the high court in March. If she wins, she will be the first Latina chief justice in California history.
Statewide Ballot Propositions
The seven statewide ballot measures were placed on the ballot either by politically powerful interest groups or lawmakers. The propositions require approval by a simple majority of voters for passage. Read more about the props here.
Amend the California Constitution to explicitly protect the right to abortion in the state.
Legalize in-person sports betting on tribal lands and at four horse racing tracks. The racetracks would pay taxes on sports-wagering profits, to be used for enforcement and problem-gambling programs.
Allow tribes and gambling companies to offer online sports betting. Ten percent of the bets would cover regulatory costs, address homelessness and help people with gambling addiction problems.
Provide additional funding for arts and music education in all preschool and K-12 public schools, including charter schools. The funding would come from the state’s general fund.
Require dialysis clinics to have a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant on premises during treatment hours. This is the third time the proposition has been on the ballot.
Require wealthy Californians to pay an additional 1.75% in personal income taxes on annual earnings above $2 million. The revenue would support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire response and prevention efforts.
Ban the sale of most flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines. The ban was placed on hold after a referendum promoted by the tobacco industry challenged the law.
Board of Equalization
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Half of the 40 seats in the California Senate are up for election - due to redistricting, retirement, term limits and some senators running for other offices.
All 80 seats in the California Assembly are up for election. Republicans and independents would need to gain six seats to prevent Democrats from retaining a supermajority.