Although the June 8 Statewide Direct Primary is 29 days away, voting actually begins today as county elections officials begin mailing ballots to millions of Californians who opt to vote by mail. It's an increasingly popular option here in the state. In the May 19, 2009 Statewide Special Election, a record 62 percent of voters cast their ballots by mail.
Vote-by-mail ballots may be mailed or dropped off at any polling place within your county. The deadline to register to vote in the June 8 primary is two weeks from today...May 24.