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For Immediate Release
April 9, 2018
Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575

Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Senate District 29 Special Recall Election

SACRAMENTO Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s staff today held a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order that candidates’ names will appear on June 5, 2018 Special Recall Election ballots in Senate District 29.

The results of today’s drawing are as follows:

  1. B
  2. M
  3. V
  4. K
  5. E
  6. U
  7. Y
  1. J
  2. Z
  3. T
  4. C
  5. L
  6. G
  7. P
  1. D
  2. O
  3. N
  4. A
  5. R
  6. H
  7. W
  1. Q
  2. X
  3. I
  4. F
  5. S

This alphabet applies throughout the candidate's name, last name first, followed, if necessary, by first name, then middle name. If more than one candidate's last name begins with the same letter, the alphabet applies to the second letter and, if needed, the third, etc., until different letters appear in the same position. For example, if two candidates with the last names Campbell and Carlson are running for the same office, their order on the ballot will depend on the order in which the letters "M" and "R" were drawn in the randomized alphabet drawing.

Today’s randomized alphabet drawing was held in the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office in compliance with Elections Code section 13112. Staff pulled the letters in a lottery-style drawing.

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