Three vote centers are open for the LA City Council runoff election, with two candidates vying to replace former Councilwoman Nury Martinez.
The runoff elections would take place on June 27. The locations of vote centers can be found online at locator.lavote.gov and in the Sample Ballot Book that voters receive. For accessible in-person voting, the centers are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can also return a completed vote-by-mail ballot.
In the April primary for the District 6 seat, community advocates Imelda Padilla and top City Councilman Curren Price advisor Marisa Alcaraz received the most votes.
The communities of Lake Balboa, Van Nuys, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hills, North Hollywood, and Sun Valley are all or a portion of the district. Since Martinez resigned as council president following the release of an audio tape in which she was heard making racist remarks, the areas have not had any representation.
Her resignation prompted a special election for the seat in the San Fernando Valley. Padilla and Alcaraz defeated five other candidates with 25.7% and 21.1% of the vote, respectively. However, the two candidates were compelled to participate in a runoff on June 27 because they could not secure fifty percent of the vote.
Los Angeles Province Recorder/Region Representative Dignitary C. Logan said the most helpful ways of taking part in the political race were either to return the vote-via mail polling form via the post office — no postage required — or to cast a ballot face-to-face at an authority voting form drop box or vote focus.
Some district voters have already cast ballots in the majority-Latino district with just two weeks until the election.
The Los Angeles County registrar-recorder’s office reported that the election had returned 6,947 mail-in ballots as of Friday.