Two special primary elections for open state legislative seats in Southern California are expected to bolster Senate Democrats’ supermajority while creating another vacancy in the Assembly.
Early returns released by the City Clerk’s Office show City Controller Wendy Greuel and former councilman Eric Garcetti neck-and-neck in the race for mayor, while a half-cent Los Angeles sales tax to fund public safety and other city services appears to be falling short.
LA’s mayoral hopefuls are out in force this election day, encouraging voters to cast their ballots.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein easily advanced to the November ballot in California’s statewide primary Tuesday and early returns showed voters split on adding a $1-a-pack tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research as voters tested some sweeping political reforms.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson will likely face off in November to replace Steve Cooley as Los Angeles County District Attorney.
Southland residents will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in California’s primary election.
The Justice Department is sending monitors to three California counties to watch for possible voter discrimination during the primary election.