FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2021
SOS Press Office
Secretary of State Weber Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 6, 2021 Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election
SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber’s staff today held a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order that candidates’ names will appear on the April 6, 2021 Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election ballot.
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.
For more information about the Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election, visit: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/2021-ad79