The California Secretary of State conducted a random draw today to determine the order of the candidates that will be listed on the June, 2016 Primary Election ballots. For every election a random draw of letters is conducted, which is then used to determine the order that candidates will be listed.
Here’s the order:
1. Y, 2. L, 3. Q, 4. B, 5. E, 6. V, 7. J, 8. Z, 9. O, 10. F, 11. N, 12. T, 13. S, 14. W, 15. D, 16. U, 17. C, 18. K, 19. H, 20. M, 21. A, 22. X, 23. G, 24. I, 25. P, 26. R
The alphabet is applied throughout the candidate’s entire last name, so if more than one candidate’s surname begins with the same letter, the second letter of the surname determines who goes first.
The O.C. Registrar of Voters has updated their online candidate log to reflect the final random selection, at this link.