Election Day is here! And here’s what you need to know before you begin to fill out your ballot.
Aside from choosing between another four years with Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, or electing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as the next new president, California voters have a long list of local representatives and measures to choose from.
In Los Angeles County, many Democratic incumbents face new Republican challengers, but redrawn districts have placed the Democrats with a strong advantage.
With 11 state measures on a crowded ballot, the propositions with the most attention are Proposition 30 and 38, both proposing increased funding for education through higher taxes.
For information on where your polling place is, visit http://www.lavote.net/locator/
Check back with South Pasadena Patch throughout the evening for up-to-the-minute coverage and results.
Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
Patch Coverage of the Presidential Debates
Who Won the First Presidential Debate?
Who Won the Second Presidential Debate?
Poll: Who Won the Final Presidential Debate?
Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate?
Romney or Obama?: Who Insiders Say Won the Presidential Debate
Patch Panelists Defend Their Candidates In Presidential Debate
Final Presidential Debate: California Political Insiders Say Who Won
Third Party Presidential Candidates
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)
Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom
Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)
Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)
Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent
Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)
Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)
James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)
Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)
United States Senator
Elizabeth Emken, Republican
Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
United States Representative; District 27
Jack Orswell, Republican
Judy Chu, Democratic
Coverage of District 27 Candidates
- Judy Chu Speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Video)
- Six Questions for Congressional Candidate Jack Orswell
- Chu Speaks Out Against Walmart (Video)
- Orswell Calls Chu Out For Debate No-Shows
State Senate Representative, District 25
Gilbert V. Gonzales, Republican
Carol Liu, Democratic
Coverage of District 25 Candidates
Six Questions for Senate Candidate Gil Gonzales
Gil Gonzales Steps Up Campaign Efforts
State Assembly, District 41
Chris Holden, Democratic
Donna Lowe, Republican
Coverage of District 41 Candidates
Six Questions for Assembly Candidate Donna LoweCandidates for Local Assembly Seat Present Views in Forum
Statewide Ballot Measures
California voters will decide on 11 propositions. Check out Patch’s California Proposition Voter Guide for details on each of the propositions.
Los Angeles County Measures
Los Angeles County voters will decide on three county ballot measures.
In Measure A, voters will determine whether to change the LA County Assessor office from an elected position to an appointed position.
Measure J extends the on-half cent sales tax for transportation spending for 30 years.
Measure B would require porn actors to wear condoms on set.
Coverage of Los Angeles County Ballot Measures
LA Supervisors Move Ahead with Condom Initiative
Supervisor Wants Voters' Opinions on Assessor Post
Huff: Measure J Could Hinder Transportation Projects
Governor Signs Bill to Extend Sales Tax for L.A. Transportation Projects
Poll: Will You Support Extended Sales Tax Increase for Transit Projects?