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Your guide to voting in the Alhambra elections

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Alhambra , CA United States

Update: Here’s a voter guide to California’s state propositions in Asian languages, as well as English, from the Asian Pacific Policy Planning Council.

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters around the United States will cast their ballots in important national, state and local elections. In Alhambra, this means voting for three open City Council seats, as well as deciding on various state and county elections and ballot measures. Below we’ve compiled our coverage of the City Council races and have linked to various voter guides for the other decisions that voters will need to make. And if you want to know where to vote on election day or how to send in your vote-by-mail ballot, we have information on that below as well.

How to vote

If you’ve just registered to vote, check your registration status online.

Look up your polling place and sample ballot here.

If you’ve opted to vote-by-mail, you should’ve received your ballot from the Los Angeles County registrar. Here are a variety of options for mailing your ballot back in, dropping it off at a polling place on election day and other ways of making sure your vote counts.

You can also drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at the city clerk’s counter at Alhambra City Hall.

Interviews with the Alhambra City Council candidates

Below are all of the interviews we’ve conducted with Alhambra’s City Council candidates. We also covered the League of Women Voters/Soroptimists and Kids and Candidates forums, where these candidates discussed pressing city issues.

We also have a detailed story about each candidate’s campaign fundraising, as well as the large role that PAC spending has played in Alhambra’s city elections.

1st District

Katherine Lee

Andrea Lofthouse-Quesada

Laura Tellez-Gagliano

2nd District

Ross Maza

5th District

Adele Andrade-Stadler

Suzi Dunkel-Soto

Information on ballot measures

Read our detailed coverage of the Los Angeles Region’s Public Health and Safe, Clean Water Program. This would authorize a parcel tax to raise money to capture and treat stormwater. We covered a roundtable with various county officials for an overview on the program. We also toured some regional projects that would be funded if this measure passes.

California’s Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which places limits on the rent control measures cities can institute. Read our feature on rent control from April, as well as our interview with William Huang, Pasadena’s housing director.

For more information on California’s state ballot measures, visit this interactive voter guide from CALMatters.

State, federal and county elections

For more information on California’s races for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, controller, treasurer, insurance commissioner and superintendent of public instruction, check out the interactive voting guide from CALMatters.

This guide also has information on the U.S. Senate race between Dianne Feinstein and Kevin De Leon and the 27th District Congressional race between Judy Chu and Bryan Witt and relevant board of equalization races. There’s also information for the 22nd State Senate race between Susan Rubio and Mike Eng and the 49th District Stater Assembly race between Ed Chau and Burton Brink.

Judicial nominees

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board has a guide to voting yes or no on the judicial nominees for the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

For Los Angeles County Superior Court nominee ratings, check out this report from the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

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