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California Announces Names On June 7 Presidential Primary Ballot

LOS ANGELES (   —  California's Secretary of State has announced the names that will appear on the June 7th presidential primary ballot in the state.

There will be five Republicans -- including two who have suspended their campaigns, namely retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. They will appear on the ballot, alongside businessman Donald J. Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

There will be seven candidates on the Democratic ballot, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders joined by Roque De La Fuente, Henry Hewes, Keith Judd, Michael Steinberg and Willie Wilson.

The American Independent Party ballot will consist of seven candidates, the Green Party ballot five candidates, the Libertarian Party 12 candidates and Peace and Freedom Party three candidates.

Only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican presidential primary. The Democratic primary is open to both Democrats and voters with no party preference.

The deadline to register to vote in the primary is May 23.


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