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Donna Mekeel is president of the League of Women Voters of Tulare County.

We may be setting a record for the most elections in a single year. For many in Kern, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties, it will feel like a civics lesson in electoral law. Four crucial races have no incumbent running, for four different reasons; and they will show up on your ballots in four different ways, depending on where you live.

Ballots for the March 5 Presidential Primary Election have been mailed to all registered voters. But be aware that — only two weeks later — voters will be receiving a second ballot, for the March 19 Special Election, explained below. For those in Congressional District 20 and/or Assembly District 32, more ballots will be coming — probably one in May, possibly one or two in summer, and definitely one ahead of the Nov. 5 General Presidential Election.

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