California holds drawing to determine primary ballot order

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California secretary of state's office conducted a random drawing Thursday to determine the order in which presidential candidates will appear on the March 3 primary ballot. Each Assembly district will have a different ballot, with the names of the presidential candidates rotating per district. That means each candidate will have a chance at the top of the ballot. The drawing consists of pulling canisters containing each letter of the alphabet out of a box. The order the letters are pulled will be matched against candidates' last names to determine the order of names on the ballot. It's designed to be a transparent and fair process. There will be 20 candidates on the Democratic ballot, seven on the Republican ballot, five on the American Independent and Green par
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