Election Day Tuesday for Council District 1: Everything you need to know

Registered voters in the 1st District in Long Beach will select a new City Council representative to finish the term vacated by Lena Gonzalez, who was elected to the state senate in June.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

There are eight candidates vying for the seat. It is a winner-take-all election, meaning there will be no runoff for the top two finishers, as is the case for a normal cycle election.

District 1 includes much of Downtown Long Beach and parts of the westside. Roughly 20,801 people are registered to vote.

The candidates

The candidates seeking the seat, with links to their full profiles, include: Mary Zendejas, Misi Tagaloa, Mariela Salgado, Ray Morquecho, Shirley Huling, Joe Ganem, Eliott Gonzales and Shelbyrae Black.

Compare each candidate’s position on a number of issues facing the district here.

Watch the Oct. 16 debate hosted by the Long Beach Post and Downtown Long Beach Alliance here.

Voting information

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Check your voter registration status here.

Register to vote here.

Find your polling place here.



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