Polls open for 3 Los Angeles-area special Assembly elections
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles-area residents are heading to the polls to replace three Assembly lawmakers who resigned last year.
They’re voting Tuesday to fill seats vacated by Democrats Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh, who resigned last year after women accused them of sexual misconduct. Another Democrat, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, quit citing health problems.
The top two candidates in each race will head to a runoff in June if no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote.
Nearly 800,000 people are registered to vote in the three districts and Democrats outnumber Republicans in all three. Campaign operatives with several candidate said they expect turnout to be around 9 percent.
Los Angeles County says the elections are estimated to cost $1.6 million.
Polls close at 8 p.m.