LOS ANGELES- Today marks the deadline for all counties to get June 7 primary ballots in the mail. The Los Angeles County Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office said it began mailing those ballots on Thursday, May 5, four days before the state deadline.

According to the most recent election statistics from the California Secretary of State's office, Los Angeles County had more than 5.5 million registered voters.

Los Angeles County races include an eight-person Sheriff's race and races in the County Board of Supervisors Districts 1 and 3. City races include mayor, city attorney, controller and eight council district races, including an-eight person CD11 race. There are also three school board districts. 

In 2010, California voters decided to switch to the open primary system, where voters aren't limited to choosing among candidates from their parties.  

To make sure a vote-by-mail ballot is counted, it has to be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the county elections office no later than seven days after June 7. 

If you are an early voter, sites will open between May 9 and June 6, and all counties will open ballot drop-off locations for vote-by-mail ballots. To find a location near you, enter your address here.

On Election Day, June 7, polls will be open around the state from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Westside Current put together a comprehensive Voter Guide. Click on the link below to learn more about the races and candidates.