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What’s ahead for the California primary elections?

File: A stack of vote-by-mail ballots sit in a box after being sorted at the San Francisco Department of Elections January 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California.
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A stack of vote-by-mail ballots sit in a box after being sorted at the San Francisco Department of Elections January 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The California Primary elections will take place tomorrow, June 3rd 2014.

Tuesday’s primary elections feature some closely watched contests and will feature the top-two primary system for all races statewide -- a first in California’s election history.

Tuesday’s primary elections feature some closely watched contests and will feature the top-two primary system for all races statewide -- a first in California’s election history.

Republicans Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari battle to run against incumbent Jerry Brown for governor, and a slew of candidates are vying for the Secretary of State position. Other hot races include those for L.A. County Sheriff and California Insurance Commissioner, as well as a few local district supervisors elections.

RELATED: Fill out a sample ballot using our handy KPCC voter's guide!

How will the top-two ballots affect the California primary? What impact, if any, might the new ballot form have on voter turnout? Who will come out on top in this year’s primary elections?

The 2014 primary election is around the corner, and KPCC is here to help. We've got a voters guide that lists all the candidates and races for your area on our website. Check it out at  kpcc.org/vote.

RELATED: Test your June 3 California primary election knowledge.

Guests:

Raphe Sonenshein, executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles

Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, professor of the practice of public policy communication at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, political analyst for KNBC, Los Angeles

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