Top Two Primary Effect on Contests

United States Senator
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Representative in Congress
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Governor
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Lieutenant Governor
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Secretary of State
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Controller
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Insurance Commissioner
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

State Treasurer
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Attorney General
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Member, State Board of Equalization
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Member of the State Senate
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Member of the State Assembly
Top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the General Election

Superintendent of Public Instruction
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

 

Judge of the Superior Court
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

Board of Supervisors
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

Assessor
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

Auditor
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

County Clerk-Recorder
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

District Attorney-Public Administrator*
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

Sheriff-Coroner
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

County Treasurer-Tax Collector
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

Superintendent of Schools
No change; winner is declared if receives simple majority of votes in the Primary Election.  If not, top two vote getters advance to the General Election

Member, County Board of Education
No change; winner is declared based on highest number of votes

Member, School District Board of Education
No change; winner is declared based on highest number of votes

Director, Special District Board
No change; winner is declared based on highest number of votes

Member, City Council/City Clerk/City Treasurer/City Attorney
No change; winner is declared based on highest number of votes

Member, County Central Committee
No change; winner is declared based on highest number of votes

*On January 28, 2014, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to consolidate the positions of District Attorney and Public Administrator.