What is a sample ballot?

Before each election, each registered voter receives a packet of information including a sample ballot which is a replica of the ballot the voter will see at the polls. It also gives the time and date of the election, and location of the polling place, and contains an application to vote by mail. The sample ballot is prepared and distributed by the election officials in each of California's 58 counties. Candidates for nonpartisan office can pay to have a statement included in the sample ballot.

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1. When am I eligible to vote?
2. How can I register to vote?
3. When is the deadline for registering to vote in California?
4. Does it cost to register to vote?
5. Am I registered to vote once I fill out and mail the registration form?
6. Do I ever have to re-register to vote?
7. Can my voter registration be cancelled because I fail to vote?
8. Can I register for someone else?
9. What is a sample ballot?
10. What if I do not receive a sample ballot?
11. What is a ballot pamphlet?
12. Where will I vote?
13. Where do I return a Vote by Mail ballot?
14. Do I need identification when I go to vote?
15. What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
16. What types of elections are there?
17. How can I find answers to other election-related questions?
18. What Council District do I live in?