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What Elections Have 2018 Local Candidates Missed?

KPBS has pulled voting records for more than 50 candidates running in the 2018 primary

Poll worker Melanie Withey attaches

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Above: Poll worker Melanie Withey attaches "I voted" stickers to a box at a polling station on election day in San Diego, June 8, 2010.

A long line of candidates will be asking for your vote this June, but many of them haven't always made it to the polls themselves in past elections.

KPBS pulled records from the San Diego and Orange County registrars of voters to show when candidates registered to vote, what party (or parties) they registered with and whether they neglected to vote in past elections.

We then reached out to all the candidates to see if they wanted to comment on what we found.

You can see the original records here.

Aired 5/14/18 City Council candidates' voting records.

Aired 5/15/18 County candidates' voting records.

Aired 5/16/18 Congressional candidates' voting records.

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Claire Trageser
Investigative Reporter

opening quote marksclosing quote marksAs a member of the KPBS investigative team, my job is to hold the powerful in San Diego County accountable. I've done in-depth investigations on political campaigns, police officer misconduct and neighborhood quality of life issues.

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