District attorneys are among the most powerful players in our justice system. They reflect and protect our communities, and the choices they make impact critical social issues, including economic justice, public health, immigrants’ rights, racial disparities, the public education system and criminal justice reform.

This fall, D.A. candidates are asking for your vote — you should ask them where they stand.

This guide explains the role of D.A.s and lays out crucial questions to pose to your candidates before you make your choice this November at the ballot.