Local officials are blaming the mistake on a proofreading error and confusion over shifting election dates.
Discontent with Sheriff Alex Villanueva has reached a fever pitch, but it would be a rare feat for retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna to boot him from office.
Leaders will discuss three charter amendments that could be added to the November ballot: A consolidation of the city’s utilities, aligning election cycles permanently with the state, and changing the way the police oversight is conducted in the city.
Polls have closed in Long Beach and the rest of Los Angeles County.
Expect to get a large batch of mail-in and early voting results within half an hour of polls closing. The count after that will be slow. Final tallies could take weeks.
You likely won’t find any lines if you’re voting this morning in Long Beach.
A poll released yesterday shows homelessness is the most common concern among Long Beach voters. So what are local candidates pledging to do about it?
Voters in Long Beach are poised to pick winners in several citywide offices and send challengers to a runoff in tight races for mayor and some City Council seats.
Long Beach’s 1st City Council district has a long history of low voter turnout, but the redistricting process injected a new wealthier and politically engaged voting block, which could determine who wins the seat.
As of Thursday morning, the Long Beach city clerk’s office has certified 36 of the 40 individuals who filed for one of the nine offices up for election, meaning candidates have submitted the required signatures and documents to appear on the ballot.