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Welcome to election day. Here's everything you need to know, before and after you vote

How to use the new voting system in Sacramento County

Sacramento County’s new voting system sends ballots through the mail to every registered voter. Here's how you vote after you get your ballot.
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Sacramento County’s new voting system sends ballots through the mail to every registered voter. Here's how you vote after you get your ballot.

It's finally here — today is primary election day in California.

We'll be covering today's action all day and all night, with live results pouring in at 8 p.m. (at www.sacbee.com, of course).

Even if you've given no thought to this year's races or candidates, it's not too late to study up. The Sacramento Bee voter guide can come in handy, as well as our editorial board endorsements. We've also got a cheat sheet for the night's most crucial races to keep track of.

Hopeful voters who missed the registration deadline can make use of the state's new conditional voter registration option. You can check your registration status here, at the secretary of state website.

It's not too late to get a ballot, either. You can even mail your ballot in, as long as its postmarked for June 5. Remember to seal the envelope, sign the return envelope and affix the proper postage.

If you live in Sacramento County, be aware that polling places have been replaced by vote centers. So if you go to the polling place you've always gone to, it probably is not open. You must go to a voting center instead. There are 78 of these centers, and 52 drop-off sites, for your ballot.

With 220 candidates — 27 of them for governor — there's plenty to keep up with. Here's more helpful info on the candidates, the ads you've been seeing, the issues and more.

Who is running for governor?

Five things you need to know about Travis Allen

Five things you need to know about John Chiang

Five things you need to know about John Cox

Five things you need to know about Delaine Eastin

Five things you need to know about Gavin Newsom

Five things you need to know about Antonio Villaraigosa

Their positions on the major issues:

Stronger rent control supported by just one major candidate for California governor

Cheaper California housing? One idea to lower costs makes candidates for governor uneasy

Where candidates for California governor stand on single-payer health care

Will California fail financially without single-payer health care? Candidates for governor disagree

Here are some of your top California governor candidates on climate change

Top California Democrats for governor on the shooting of Stephon Clark by police

The truth behind those ads you've been seeing:

John Cox did lose 13 campaigns before running for governor, but he isn't a secret Democrat

Pro-Villaraigosa ad touting Barack Obama's support leaves false impression

Gavin Newsom's latest ad attacking Republican on gun issue is mostly accurate

Facebook, Instagram ads target Gavin Newsom over past relationships with women

Ad misleads on romantic affairs of Newsom, Villaraigosa

Did Antonio Villaraigosa help a murderer? Video is misleading

What else has been going on in the race:

Why charter school backers are spending big in California's governor's race

Donald Trump endorses John Cox for California governor

Gavin Newsom wasn’t always such a liberal crusader

California Republican activists favor John Cox for governor but remain divided

Gavin Newsom didn't really go to rehab

Gavin Newsom returns money from a controversial GOP donor

U.S. Senate coverage:

‘I’m all in,’ California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says on re-election bid

Kevin de León formally launches bid to unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein

No Democratic endorsement for Dianne Feinstein in sixth U.S. Senate campaign

Is Dianne Feinstein too old to run for re-election?

He announced a run for Feinstein’s seat. Then a harassment scandal broke under his roof.

Mendoza's gone, but Capitol culture still an open question for de León's U.S. Senate race

‘She represents California, not Arkansas.’ Feinstein’s rival presses her on immigration

'Medicare at 55' now on Dianne Feinstein's agenda

Sacramento County district attorney election:

Rough and tumble DA's race in home stretch

Retired judges back Schubert in Sacramento DA's race

'Understand the power of your vote:' Stephon Clark's family, black leaders make appeal ahead of election day

DA candidate Phillips 'embarrassed,' apologizes for response to sexist, racist email

Phillips wants DA's office off of ‘secret deal’ murder case

DA candidate Phillips called sexist, racist email 'work appropriate … appropriate anywhere'

Ad Watch: Schubert’s ad claims against challenger are ‘iffy’

DA candidate Phillips lands Sen. Kamala Harris' endorsement

Judge wants proof of Phillips' 'secret deal' in murder trial

DA vs. Noah Phillips: Office files motion against prosecutor running for DA seat

"We've got some healing to do." New Phillips ad sounds social justice themes

'She protects us': New ad touts break in East Area Rapist case

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