The sample ballot contains a sample copy of the ballot the voter will be able to cast. This sample contains a complete list of offices and issues for which the voter is eligible to vote. All candidates that qualified during the nomination period to have their name placed on the ballot for a particular local district election will also be shown on the sample ballot.
Additional candidates may file during the period for write-in nominations. Write-in candidate names are not shown on the sample of official ballots. To inquire about any qualified write-in candidates for a particular office ask the precinct board at the polling place on Election Day or call the Elections Office (559) 624.7300.
The sample ballot is bilingual (English and Spanish). Voters are encouraged to mark their sample ballots and take them to the polling place for reference when voting. Taking your sample ballot with you when you go to vote will get you in and out of the polling place faster and avoid delays. Additional reference copies of the sample ballot are available at the polling place if needed.
In the back of the sample ballot there may be a section titled "Voter's Information Pamphlet", which contains candidate's statements and information on local measures. The "Voter's Information Pamphlet" may not contain information on all of the local candidates, because candidate statements are optional.
STATE BALLOT PAMPHLET: Whenever state measures have qualified for the ballot the Secretary of State shall prepare and print a state ballot pamphlet. The pamphlet contains a complete copy of each state measure, arguments in favor and against, rebuttal arguments and other materials the state determines will make the pamphlet easier to understand. You may access the State Ballot Pamphlet on-line by visiting the Secretary of State's website at: