SAN DIEGO -As San Diegans prepare to head to the polls for the 2022 primary elections, there are a few things they should keep in mind.

First and foremost, it is important to remember that California is a “jungle” primary state. This means that all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will appear on the same ballot.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the California primary election, which will be held on June 7, 2022. This is an important election for governor, as well as for the board of supervisors and sheriff in San Diego County. If you’re a registered voter in California, make sure you’re familiar with the candidates and the issues before you head to the polls. The governor’s race will be one to watch, as there are already several declared candidates.

In the race to be California’s next governor, there are three candidates who are each championing different causes.

Reinette Senum is a two-time Mayor of Nevada County and a champion for resetting California as the golden standard for food supply, healthy families and liberty. As a child, Senum was raised on a ranch in Northern California where she learned the importance of hard work and self-sufficiency. 

Brian Dahle is a Republican candidate for California’s 1st congressional district. He has spent ten years in the State legislature, representing the area around Lassen Volcanic National Park. Dahle is from northern California and is a small business owner. He has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Dahle has been critical of Nancy Pelosi and has said that she is out of touch with the district. He has also said that he will work to expand access to healthcare, improve infrastructure, and protect public lands. 

Jenny Rae Le Roux is an entrepreneur from Redding, California who got involved into politics last year during the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. She was the only person from her town to have filed to run for office. She didn’t win, but she says the experience was worth it. “I learned so much about the process and about myself. It was a great experience,” she says.

While each candidate has different motivations for running, they all agree that change is needed in California and that they would be the best person to lead that change.

Only time will tell who will come out on top in this race. The board of supervisors’ race will also be competitive, as Nathan Fletcher is challenged by candidate Amy Reichert. The sheriff’s race could also be one of the most contentious in recent memory, as incumbent Bill Gore is facing challenges from both inside and outside the department.

As the election season ramps up, voting facilities across the state are preparing to open their doors to the public. In some counties, polls will open as early as May 28, giving citizens a chance to cast their ballots in person. Drop-off locations will also offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance. With early voting already underway shortly.

So whatever your political affiliation, make sure you’re informed and make your voice heard by June 7, 2022.