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Primary election results: Congressional and?California

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Deadlines and results

The polls have closed in California. All mailed ballots need to be postmarked on or before that date. Mail-in, provisional and conditional ballots will be accepted, processed and counted for several days after election day. The data on this page will update periodically until all results are in.

We’re tracking races across California, including primary elections for Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. Results for a statewide proposition, U.S. Senate and House seats, and state Senate and Assembly contests are also available on this page.

In state-level primary races, the top two finishers will move on to the general election in November. Their names will be indicated with checkmarks once their races are called by the Associated Press.

Initial results are expected shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Every registered voter in the state receives a ballot by mail. To vote by mail, these ballots must be postmarked by March 5. They may take several days to process. Results from provisional and conditional ballots also take longer, and will be added to the tally once they are cleared.

The data on this page updates periodically as results come in from the Associated Press.

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Presidential races

California is one of 16 states and one U.S. territory holding their 2024 presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. Both major parties have clear front-runners, but their nominations are not secure until a candidate wins a majority of pledged delegates. Read more about the national election here.

More than a third of total delegates for president are awarded on this busy primary day. At stake are 1,421 Democratic delegates (424 from California) and 874 Republican delegates (169 from California).

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Congressional races

U.S. Senate

This is the state’s first U.S. Senate election without an incumbent since 2016, and 27 people are on the ballot, seeking to finish in the top two on March 5 and move on to the general election. But Californians actually have two Senate races to vote on.

In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Laphonza Butler to take the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat until a replacement could be elected. Whoever wins this race will serve two months, from the general election on Nov. 5 through the end of the term on Jan. 3, 2025.

For remainder of term ending Jan. 3, 2025

The other Senate race on the primary ballot is more crucial: It will determine who serves the next full six-year term as California’s junior senator, from January 2025 through January 2031.

For a six-year term ending January 2031

U.S. House

A few competitive congressional districts in California could change GOP prospects for the general election. The San Joaquin Valley’s District 22 and Southland districts including 40, 45 and 47 are considered potential swing seats.

House seats in three districts in the Los Angeles area – represented by outgoing Democratic Reps.

Tony Cárdenas of Pacoima, Adam Schiff of Burbank and Grace Napolitano of Norwalk – are all open.

Top two finishers advance to November election
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Statewide races

Proposition 1

Proposition 1 is the only state legislative proposition on the ballot this March.

The proposition asks voters to approve major changes to the state’s 20-year-old Mental Health Services Act to better serve Californians with substance-use disorders. A “yes” vote on the measure would also approve a $6.38-billion bond to build facilities to provide 10,000 new treatment beds. Read more about the measure here.

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State Senate

Top two finishers advance to November election

State Assembly

Top two finishers advance to November election
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