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Sample ballots have just a sample of what voters need to know




Sample ballots for Los Angeles County are finished and ready to be packaged for shipment. The Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder-Clerk began mailing some 4.8 million booklets this week.
Sample ballots for Los Angeles County are finished and ready to be packaged for shipment. The Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder-Clerk began mailing some 4.8 million booklets this week.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC
Sample ballots for Los Angeles County are finished and ready to be packaged for shipment. The Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder-Clerk began mailing some 4.8 million booklets this week.
Regina Ip, left, and Efrain Escobedo of the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder-Clerk and Merrill Corporation Election Sales Manager Leslie Harwood look through LA County sample ballots in the binding area.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC


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When you crack open your sample ballot booklet to read about candidates running in the June 3 primary, be aware that you're getting only a part of the picture.

AudioVision: Tour the massive facility where sample ballots are printed

Fewer than one in five candidates chose to pay to have their biographical campaign statements published in the L.A. county version of the booklets.

KPCC's Sharon McNary has the story