Voters Go to the Polls Tuesday

Polls for the California primary election open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Written by DANNY TSANG / Published June 4, 2010

Polling sites across Los Angeles County will open from seven o’clock in the morning to eight o’clock in the evening on Tuesday.

In the gubernatorial primary races, the winners of the two major political parties will compete against one another in November, along with the victors of the third-party candidate primaries.

These include the American Independent, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Peace and Freedom parties.

Jerry Brown, the current Attorney General and former California governor, is running virtually unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Meanwhile, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman are competing against each other. Whitman is leading in the polls.

For the senatorial contest, like Brown, Barbara Boxer, the Democratic U.S. Senator, is running almost unopposed.

Three candidates are currently running on the Republican side: Carly Fiorina, a former HP executive, former Congressman Tom Campbell, and Assemblyman Chuck Devore. Fiorina is the frontrunner for this race.

In addition to voting for candidates, voters will also decide on a number of state measures on the ballot.

Proposition 13, a legislative constitutional amendment, if passed will allow for limitation in property tax in regard to the construction of buildings that have adapted earthquake security developments.

Proposition 14 alters the way primary elections will take place. It makes certain that the two candidates, who receive the most votes without regard to their party preference, will be listed on the general election ballot.

The California Fair Elections Act, Proposition 15, opposes restrictions on the public financing of political campaigns for the Secretary of State candidates. If passed, revenue will be boosted to $6 million every four years.

Proposition 16 states that two-thirds of voters must agree to allow the government to supply new customers with electricity or to create an energy program for the community using public funding.

Proposition 17, which is said to have no effect on state insurance taxes, plans to permit auto insurance companies to alter the price of insurance for its customers depending on whether they have a constant record of insurance coverage.

Also on the ballot is the primary elections for the 44th district member of the Assembly race. Conservative Republican Alvaro Day and Libertarian Eytan Kollin are unopposed in their respective party’s contest. Both will run against Democratic incumbent Anthony Portantino in a heavily Democratic district.

On election night, the Temple City Voice will publish results as they come arrive. Be sure to check the blog at

Full results will also be available in next week’s edition of the Voice.


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