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Voter’s guide to the 2016 presidential election

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Nov. 8 voting!

When to vote: Polls are open from 7AM – 8PM on Tuesday, November 8

FIND YOUR VOTING PLACE AND WHAT YOU’LL SEE ON your BALLOT

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NOV. 8 ELECTION

No matter which party you are affiliated with, you may vote for any candidate on the ballot in the general election.

In addition to voting in the presidential election, Californians will also vote for a senator to replace Barbara Boxer, and representatives in their congressional districts. They will also decide on 17 statewide ballot propositions, in addition to local measures.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Personality has overshadowed policies in this election, but to find out where the candidates stand on actual policy issues, check out “To The Point’s “Reality Check,” a series on how presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compare on important issues. 

CALIFORNIA SENATE RACE

There are two Democrats running to fill the open Senate seat left by Barbara Boxer. The L.A. Times has a Q&A with Attorney General Kamala Harris and Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to see where they stand on issues such as California’s water demand and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Harris is well ahead of Sanchez in the polls, and she also snagged two huge endorsements from Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Press Play’s Madeleine Brand also talked to Sanchez in September about her Senate run.

24th District CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

The race for the congressional seat in Santa Barbara is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and one of the most expensive in the country. Democrat Salud Carbajal and Republican Justin Fareed are running in to replace Congresswoman Lois Capps. KCRW spoke to political writer Jerry Roberts about their race to the finish line.

PROPOSITIONS

California voters are deciding on several issues on the ballot this year, including restrictions on ammunition sales, earlier releases for well-behaved inmates, and a tax on cigarettes. Learn about all 17 propositions in our quick guide.

LOCAL MEASURES

Curbed LA made a quick guide to the local measures on the ballot in Los Angeles.

Santa Monica will decide on seven local measures, including one that might shape the development of downtown. You can find an overview of the local measures in Santa Monica here.

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Find KCRW’s California election coverage online right here.

Updated: Nov. 8, 2016