As Long Beach voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday for the statewide primary election, check out the Long Beach Post’s guide for what to expect on the ballot and at polling places.
The first thing you should know is if you are one of about 28,000 active registered voters living in Council District 2 then expect receiving two ballots when you head to the polls.
One ballot will allow District 2 voters to choose between candidates Jeannine Pearce and Eric Gray and the other ballot will allow voters to cast their votes on a range of local and statewide issues.
Once both ballots are filled, these voters will be able to insert their ballots into one ballot box at one polling place, according to Long Beach City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia. This is the first time the city clerk’s office has partnered with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office “to ensure a simplified and unified voting experience,” according to the city clerk’s office.
Pearce and Gray are vying for a council seat that represents 51,218 Long Beach residents. Their campaign season has been nothing short of dramatic, filled with accusations, false claims and multiple hit pieces clogging up mail boxes.
Citywide, Long Beach voters will get to decide on Measures A and B, known as the City of Long Beach Public Safety, Infrastructure Repair and Neighborhood Services Measure and the City of Long Beach Budget Stabilization (“Rainy Day”) Fund Measure.
There is also a Long Beach City College Classroom Repair, Career Education, Student Transfer Measure asking voters to decide whether the LBCC District should issues $850 million in bonds for repair and expansion initiatives.
Countywide, voters will be able to choose a 4th District county supervisor and 47th District U.S. representative.
District Attorney Jackie Lacy, 70th District Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell and 33rd District State Sen. Ricardo Lara are also seeking to secure their current positions in unopposed races.
Statewide, Long Beach voters will get to choose a senator and will get to vote for a presidential candidate. Registered Democrats and No Party Preference (NPP) voters can vote in the Democratic Primary—though NPP voters will have to ask for a Democratic cross-over ballot at their polling place. Only registered Republicans can vote in the state's Republican Primary.
There is also State Measure 50, which would amend the state’s constitution with regard to suspending legislators.
Polling places will be open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, June 7.
If you don’t know where your polling place is, there are multiple ways to find out, including on the county’s RR/CC office’s website where you can type in your home address, with the city’s Vote Long Beach app and calling the city clerk’s office, during polling hours, at 562.570.6101. Additionally, you may access the sample ballot on the county website, or find one offered in multiple languages at your polling place.
The city clerk’s website and voting app will also allow you to check the status of your Vote-By-Mail ballot and discover this year's election results.