Voter Guide to the November 6 Midterm Election

The midterm general election is coming up quick. Here’s your guide to get up to speed with everything you need to know.

Get ready to vote on November 6!

Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

There is still time to register. The registration deadline is October 22.

GET REGISTERED

California residents can register online, here. If you live in another state, you can register nationally at the US Government’s official online registration portal: vote.gov

Early voting begins October 8 and is available up to one day before the election—here’s how.

Find other important dates about this year’s elections on Ballotpedia’s election calendar, here.

FIND OUT WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT

ARE YOU A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT?

California has a slew of important races on the ballot. We break down some of the biggest races and measures.

BALLOT MEASURES

There are eleven ballot measures to consider. We teamed up with KCET to dive into them.

Proposition 1, Proposition 2, Proposition 5 and Proposition 10 all have to do with housing. Proposition 1 proposes using $4 billion in bonds on affordable housing and home loans for veterans. If Proposition 2 passes, it will allow $2 million in bonds to go towards homelessness prevention housing. Los Angeles voters should be paying attention to Proposition 6, which would reverse a 2017 gasoline tax and ultimately lead to fewer road repairs.

Read about all eleven propositions here.

U.S. SENATE

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the five-term Democratic incumbent, will face a member of her own party, Democratic State Sen. Kevin de León. The California Democratic Party endorsed de León, a move that many see as a liberal shift in the makeup of the party. Despite the endorsement, Feinstein is still ahead in the polls.

Warren Olney sits down with both candidates. Listen to his interviews right here, with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kevin de León.

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Pressure is mounting as Democrats hope to flip the Republican dominated House. California voters will elect fifty-three candidates, one from each of California’s fifty-three congressional districts. Find out more here.

GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA

The two winners of the June 5 top-two primary will face off to replace Gov. Jerry Brown, who is finishing his fourth term as governor. Madeleine Brand sits down with Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom to discuss issues such as affordable housing and single-payer healthcare. Newsom will run against Republican John Cox, a Trump-supported businessman who we interviewed here on Press Play.

Listen to the candidates debate the issues at the October 8 gubernatorial debate.

Not a California resident? Look up your state’s sample ballot on Ballotpedia.