The 2022 Statewide Primary Election is just days away and local voters have plenty of decisions to make by Tuesday.
Along with voting on two U.S. Senate seats, at the federal level Turlock voters will decide who should represent them in Congress — though the new district maps will have half of Turlock in the new District 13, while the other half in District 5 selects their own representative.
Running to represent District 13 are Democrats Phil Arballo and Adam Gray, along with Republicans John Duarte, David Giglio and Diego Javier Martinez.
Running to represent District 5 are Democrat Michael Barkley, Republicans Nathan Magsig, David Main, Tom McClintock and Kelsten Obert and Steve Wozniak, who listed no party preference.
Turlockers will also decide upon candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner and Superintendent of Public Instruction at the state level, along with new representation at the state legislative level.
With State Senator Andreas Borgeas announcing his intent to run for Congress in the Fresno area and Assemblyman Heath Flora running in the newly-created District 9, which includes his hometown of Ripon. Turlock is now a part of the new Senate District 4 and Assembly District 22.
Running for Senate District 4 are Democrats Marie Alvarado-Gil and Tim Robertson and Republicans Steven Bailey, Jolene Daly, Michael Gordon, Jack Griffith, Jeff McKay and George Radanovich.
Candidates running to represent Assembly District 22 include Democrats Chad Condit and Jessica Self and Republicans Juan Alanis, Joel Campos and Guadalupe Salazar.
At the county level, there are several decisions that will be on the ballot for local voters. Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse is up for reelection. Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Scott Kuykendall is also up for reelection, and the Stanislaus County Board of Education Area 2 seat, which includes Turlock, is also up for grabs in 2022 as Alice Pollard’s term expires. Additionally, there are seven Superior Court Judge seats that will be up for election this year.
Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, June 7. Ballots can also be dropped off at a secured drop box or vote center. County residents can also vote in person, update their registration or get language assistance at a voting center.
Local indoor drop boxes are located at:
— Denair Library, from noon to 6 p.m., 4801 Kersey Rd.
— Keyes Library, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4420 Maud Ave.
— Save Mart, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2595 Geer Rd., Turlock
— FoodMaxx, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., 1845 Countryside Dr., Turlock
— Turlock City Hall, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 156 S. Broadway, Suite 230
Voting centers open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and are located at:
— Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill St.
— Denair Senior Center, 3756 Alameda Ave.
— Keyes Community Center, 5506 Jennie Ave.
— Turlock CSA South County Service Center, 1310 W. Main St.
— Assyrian American Civic Club, 2618 N. Golden State Blvd., Turlock
— Hampton Inn by Hilton, 1831 Lander Ave., Turlock
Curbside ballot drop-off will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election Day at:
— California State University, Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock
For more information about the Statewide Primary Election, visit stanvote.com.