Register To Vote In Upcoming 34th Congressional District Special Election

Last day to register to vote
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Today is the deadline to register to vote in the 34th Congressional District special election.

The April 4 special election became necessary when Xavier Becerra was
appointed California’s attorney general, succeeding Democrat Kamala Harris
after she was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, former Los Angeles Unified school board member
Yolie Flores and former Bernie Sanders campaign adviser Arturo Carmona are
among the 23 candidates vying to fill Becerra’s unexpired term, which ends Jan.
3, 2019.

The field in the overwhelmingly Democratic district includes 19
Democrats and one candidate each from the Republican, Green and Libertarian
parties. Mark Edward Padilla, who described himself as an immigration law
administrator, did not specify a party preference.

Listed professions of candidates in the crowded race include accountant,
attorney, community organizer, education nonprofit director and journalist.

If no candidate receives a majority of the vote — which isn’t expected
due to the large field — a runoff between the top two finishers will be held
June 6.

The district stretches from Koreatown in the west to the Long Beach
(710) Freeway in the east and from the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the south
to the Ventura (134) Freeway in the north. It includes downtown Los Angeles,
the Westlake district, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Boyle Heights and Lincoln

Voters can register online at; mail in a voter registration
form, available at libraries, post offices and most government agencies; or
drop off a voter registration form at 12400 Imperial Highway, Room 3002,

Voters are encouraged to check their registration status via
to ensure their information is accurate and up-to-date.

A full list of candidates can also be found online.

For translated materials in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean,
Spanish, Tagalog, Thai or Vietnamese, call (800) 815-2666, option 2.

City News Service.
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