The election for California's next governor is set for Nov. 6, but the candidates will first compete in a June primary.
Voters will be able to cast a ballot for any candidate, regardless of political affiliation. The top two vote-getters, regardless of political party, will be the candidates in the Nov. 6 election.
The winner will be taking over for current Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who cannot run for a third term and has already announced his upcoming retirement at age 79.
Scroll below to get a brief on some of the candidates running for the governor's seat.