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June 5 primary results will narrow many races, end others

Randol White/KCBX News

Tuesday is Election Day, and Californians have a jam-packed primary ballot to fill out. 

Voters will pick two finalists in California’s U.S. Senate race, as well as for governor and the other seven statewide constitutional offices. One of those races, state schools chief, could be decided outright if one candidate wins a simple majority.

Californians will also decide which candidates advance to the November general election in all 53 congressional districts — including seven seen as crucial to Democratic efforts to recapture the House.

A pivotal recall in a Southern California state Senate district could strip Democrats of their supermajority in the Legislature.

And there are five statewide ballot measures — Propositions 68 through 72. They include a four billion dollar parks and water bond, and pieces of the gas tax and cap-and-trade deals lawmakers struck last year with Governor Jerry Brown.

Polls are open until 8 pm. If you still have your vote-by-mail ballot, you can turn it in at a polling place, or mail it — as long as it’s postmarked by June 5 at 5 p.m. and arrives at your county’s election office within the next three days.

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