The chief said people will have to decide themselves, but he also noted that people fortifying their buildings up adds to the anxiety many are already feeling.
Despite being home to more than 23% of Long Beach residents, the 8th and 9th districts have fewer vote centers than almost every other district across the city. Historically, the two districts are comprised of largely communities of color and low-income residents.
The results of Tuesday’s election will likely send political shockwaves across Long Beach for years to come no matter who wins.
California’s push to expand language access in elections has run headlong into pandemic fears and record numbers of Californians voting early, from home.
Tens of thousands of jailed Californians who are eligible to vote won’t be able to this year because of issues tied to the pandemic.
Crews at the Pike Outlets in Downtown were placing wooden boards over Guess and Forever 21 Saturday morning.
It got easier to vote in person today. All the vote centers will be open through Election Day.
County officials said 118 Vote Center locations were opened throughout the county, providing a safe in-person voting experience.
Long Beach’s 2nd District is one of several local elections that have been marred by mud-slinging.
From 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, the forum’s guests will include representatives from the city’s mayor’s office, District 1, District 5—districts that oversee parts of West, Central and East Long Beach—and Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell’s office, organizers said.