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December 10, 2020
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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for March 2, 2021 General Law City Elections

SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s staff today held a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order that candidates’ names will appear on the March 2, 2021, General Law City Elections ballots.

The results of today’s drawing are as follows:

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

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 that was broadcast and recorded via WebEx. You can view the drawing here.

For more information about the March 2, 2021 General Law City Elections, visit:


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