County Voter Information Guide

Statewide Direct Primary Election

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

We hope that you will have all the tools you need to vote successfully and return your voted ballot by Election Day, June 7th, 2022.

 Some new state laws are in effect for this election. Vote by mail ballots are now permanent, and we will mail a ballot to every active registered voter. In Shasta County you can use that ballot to vote in person if you like. Ballots will be on the way to every voter on May 9th or sooner. 

You should receive your ballot by May 16th.

If you have not received your ballot, you can request a replacement ballot by following this link, ( ), calling or visiting our office.

In every year that ends in a one, the county rebalances the supervisor districts to make sure each member of the Board of Supervisors represents the same number of people. To do this, the lines are adjusted. That might mean the supervisor contest on your ballot is different. 

Election Day is June 7, 2022.  The polls are open from 7am to 8pm.

A complete list of state and local candidates that are listed on your ballot can be found by clicking this link (  and entering your current residence address in the search bar.

You will also get a state voter information guide in the mail or you can view the guide on the Secretary of State’s website by clicking this link: Official Voter Information Guide | California Secretary of State.

There are lots of ways to participate in the community we live in. We think voting is one of the most important. If you have any questions or need more information, please call us at 530-225-5730.

Voter Bill of Rights

You have the following rights:

  1. The right to vote if you are a registered voter. You are eligible to vote if you are:
  • a U.S. citizen living in California
  • at least 18 years old
  • registered where you currently live
  • not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony, and
  • not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
  1. The right to vote if you are a registered voter even if your name is not on the list. You will vote using a provisional ballot. Your vote will be counted if elections officials determine that you are eligible to vote.
  2. The right to vote if you are still in line when the polls close.
  3. The right to cast a secret ballot without anyone bothering you or telling you how to vote.
  4. The right to get a new ballot if you have made a mistake, if you have not already cast your ballot. You can:
  • Ask an elections official at a polling place for a new ballot,
  • Exchange your vote by mail ballot for a new one at an elections office or at your polling place, or
  • Vote using a provisional ballot.
  1. The right to get help casting your ballot from anyone you choose, except from your employer or union representative.
  2. The right to drop off your completed vote by mail ballot at any polling place in California.
  3. The right to get election materials in a language other than English if enough people in your voting precinct speak that language.
  4. The right to ask questions to elections officials about election procedures and watch the election process. If the person you ask cannot answer your questions, they must send you to the right person for an answer. If you are disruptive, they can stop answering you.
  5. The right to report any illegal or fraudulent election activity to an elections official or to the Secretary of State’s office.

If you believe you have been denied any of these rights, call the Secretary of State’s confidential toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

 Voter Bill of Rights :: California Secretary of State

Voting Early

Make your ballot one of the first to be counted! Bring your ballot to the Elections Office beginning May 9th and cast your vote.

We are located at 1643 Market Street in Redding, CA and open:

  • Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, June 7th from 7am to 8pm
Using a Drop Box

Save the county local tax dollars by returning your ballot to any of the open Shasta County Official Ballot Drop Box locations. Drop Box Locations 

Staffed Drop Box Locations

The following drop boxes are located at local businesses and are available during the locations’ normal business hours from May 9th through June 7th.
On Election Day, boxes close at 8pm.

Holiday Market 3315 Placer Street Open 6am to 10pm
Holiday Market 2455 Hartnell Avenue Open 6am to 10pm
Raley’s 201 Lake Boulevard Open 6am to 11pm
Sav Mor 6536 Westside Road Open 7am to 9pm
Taylor Motors 2525 Churn Creek Road Open M-F 7:30am to 7pm, Sat 8:30am to 7pm, and Sun 10am
to 5pm
Happy Valley Country Market 5235 Happy Valley Road Open M-F 6:30am to 10pm

and Sat-Sun 7am to 9pm

Bella Vista
My-T-Fine Foods 21919 CA-299 Open 6am to 10pm
Holiday Market 20635 Gas Point Road Open 6am to 10pm
Palo Cedro
Holiday Market 9350 Deschutes Road Open 7am to 10pm
Reed’s Market 7007 Shingle Glen Trail Open 7am to 9pm

24 Hour Drop Box Locations

The following drop boxes are open 24 hours a day until 8pm Election Day. These boxes are checked every 24 – 48 hours.

Shasta County Elections Office 1643 Market Street Look under the green awning at the south end of the Market Street Promenade.
Redding City Hall 777 Cypress Avenue Look in front of the building, next to the Utility Payment Drop Box.
Redding Electric Utility 3611 Avtech Parkway Look to the side of the building, next to the Utility Payment Drop Box.
Anderson City Hall 1887 Howard Street Look in front of the building near the corner of Howard and Silver streets.
Shasta County Sheriff-Burney Station 20509 Shasta Street Look in front of the building next to the main entrance.
Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake Visitor Center 1525 Median Avenue Look in front of the building next to the main entrance.

Mailing your ballot

Mailing your ballot

Mail your ballot so that it is postmarked on or before Election Day and received by county elections no later than 7 days after Election Day.

Voting In Person on Election Day

Vote at the polls in person

On Election Day, take your ballot and envelope to your polling place. If you wish to vote in person, you will surrender the ballot that was mailed to you. The polling place is open on Election Day June 7th, from 7am to 8pm.

Locate your polling place here:

  • Or call the Election Office at 530-225-5730.

Bringing your ballot and envelope with you will ensure a smooth voting experience.

Voting in a Primary Election

In the Statewide Direct Primary Election, all voters, regardless of political party preference, will see the same candidates for state and federal offices. Your residential address determines the contests appearing on your ballot. You will see two types of contests on your ballot – Voter Nominated and Nonpartisan offices.

Voter Nominated Offices – State and Federal Offices

The primary election determines the candidates that will be on the ballot for the general election. The top two candidates (regardless of party preference) receiving the most votes move on to the general election.

  • Voter Nominated offices on your ballot: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, State Board of Equalization, District 1, United States Senate, United States Senate – Short Term, United States Representative, State Senate, and State Assembly.
  • The candidates party preference or “none” appears on the ballot.
  • You may choose any candidate running for a voter-nominated office, regardless of the party you are registered with.
  • Write-in candidates for voter-nominated offices can still run in the primary election. However, a write-in candidate can only move on to the general election if the candidate is one of the top two vote-getters in the primary election. Additionally, there is no independent nomination process for a general election.
  • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (at least 50 percent + 1 vote), a general election still must be held. The two candidates, for each voter nominated office, receiving the most votes, go on to the general election.

Nonpartisan Offices – School and County Offices

The primary election determines if the contest needs to go to the general election. If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (at least 50 percent + 1 vote), they are elected, and the contest will not appear in the general election. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the top two candidates receiving the most votes move on to the general election.

  • Nonpartisan offices on your ballot: State Superintendent of Public Instruction, County Superintendent of Schools, County Supervisor, District 1 & District 5, Assessor-Recorder, Auditor, County Clerk, District Attorney, Sheriff-Coroner, Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator.
  • The candidates party preference does not appear on the ballot.
  • You can write in a qualified write-in candidate for this office.
  • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (at least 50 percent + 1 vote), a general election will not be held for that nonpartisan office.

On June 8, 2010, California voters approved the Top-Two Open Primary Act (Proposition 14). For more information, see the California Secretary of State’s website at:

Signing Your Envelope

Your signature is an important part of the voting process. It is part of the security of the election. The signature on the back of each return ballot envelope is compared to the signature on file for that voter. Below are some important facts about your signature and voting.

The return envelope for your ballot must be signed.

We must compare the signature on the ballot envelope to the signature we have on file with your voter registration, before we count your ballot.

What if I forget to sign the envelope or my signature doesn’t match?

If we receive your ballot envelope and the signature is missing or doesn’t compare to what we have on file, we will contact you using the information we have on your voter record. You will be asked to visit our office and provide a signature or sign and return the form we mail to you, before your ballot can be counted.

How long does a voter have to fix their challenged signature?

Challenged signatures must be resolved with the elections office no later than 5 pm two days prior to the certification of the election.

What if my signature changes?

Our signatures naturally change as time goes by. Some changes are more drastic than others. If you are aware of your signature changing, you can complete the signature update form contained in this guide and return it to us, located here. Or contact our office and we will assist you in updating your signature on file.

Keep your signature up to date.

Make sure your address and signature are always up to date with the Elections Office. This will insure a smooth voting process for you during each election.

Information About the Ballot

About the Candidates

Who is running for office?

A complete list of the candidates on your ballot, their contact information and campaign financial disclosure statements are available online:

Local candidates

Statewide candidates:

Candidates Accepting Campaign Spending Limits

California law requires candidates running for State Senate and State Assembly to expect certain voluntary expenditure limits in order to have the option to pay for and publish a 250-word candidate’s statement of qualification.

The candidates listed for the following offices have accepted the voluntary campaign spending limits.

State Assembly

Political parties have the option of submitting candidate endorsements for printing in this book. Not all parties participate, and parties may endorse any candidate even from another political party.

The candidate’s party preference does not necessarily mean that they have that political party’s endorsement.

Political Party Endorsements

Below is a list of the offices on ballot, the political parties and the candidates they have chosen to endorse.

The American Independent Party and Libertarian Party did not endorse any candidates.

Democratic Party Gavin Newsom
Green Party Luis Javier Rodriguez
Peace and Freedom Party Luis Javier Rodriguez
Lieutenant Governor
Democratic Party Eleni Kounalakis
Peace and Freedom Party Mohammad Arif
Secretary of State
Democratic Party Shirley N. Weber
Green Party Gary N. Blenner
Peace and Freedom Party Gary N. Blenner
State Controller
Democratic Party Malia M. Cohen
Green Party Laura Wells
Peace and Freedom Party Laura Wells
State Treasurer
Democratic Party Fiona Ma
Green Party Meghann Adams
Peace and Freedom Party Meghann Adams
Attorney General
Democratic Party Rob Bonta
Green Party Dan Kapelovitz
Peace and Freedom Party Dan Kapelovitz
Insurance Commissioner
Democratic Party Ricardo Lara
Green Party Nathalie Hrizi
Peace and Freedom Party Nathalie Hrizi
Member, State Board of Equalization
Democratic Party Braden Murphy
Republican Party Ted Gaines
US Senator
Green Party John Thompson Parker
Peace and Freedom Party John Thompson Parker
US Representative in Congress
Democratic Party Max Steiner
Republican Party Doug LaMalfa
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Democratic Party Tony K. Thurmond
Candidate Statements

Each candidate’s statement in this voter information guide is volunteered by the candidate and is printed at their expense. Some candidates choose to have their statement published only electronically on our website.

Your Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications