The LA County Registrar/Recorder has announced the ballot positions for all candidates in the June 7, 2016 Primary Election. The order of names is drawn at random, largely because it is generally thought that those appearing at the top of the ballot may fare better than those in lower positions. That is, perhaps, especially true in the judicial races where many voters have little or no prior knowledge of the candidates and the first attractive name, with a good ballot designation can score vital points.
Although the ballot positions have been finalized, certain ballot designations have been contested and appear subject to final rulings set to take place this week.
We list the four open seats first:
Office No. 11
Office No. 42
Office No. 84
Office No. 158
In the contested seats ballot position is of far less importance that the power of incumbency - it is notoriously difficult to unseat a sitting judge who is actively campaigning for reelection:
Office No. 60
Office No. 120
Office No. 165
In case you missed the link at the top of the page, the link to the final list of qualified candidates appearing on the ballot for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary is: