Long Beach Vote 2016
You Must Vote on Long Beach Election Day: A Voter’s’ Guide
It’s not so much a plea as a statement. You must vote on Long Beach Election Day if you are a registered Long Beach voter. Okay, you don’t HAVE to. No one is going to arrest you if you don’t. They will not take back your right to vote. It’s just that you have this very special right to determine your representative in the decisions that affects so much of your life. And if you don’t exercise that right, well, it seems like such a waste. We’re serious when we say you can’t complain that your vote doesn’t count. Because if you don’t vote, it doesn’t.
The Official Sample Ballot for Long Beach Election Day
If you’re a registered voter, then you’ve probably received the Official Sample Ballot from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Inside, there are voting instructions for How to vote at your Polling Place on Election Day and How to vote for a person not listed on the ballot. On the back of the booklet, you’ll find your Long Beach Election Day June 7 polling place that is open from 7 am to 8 pm.
In the event of misplacing the Official Sample Ballot, you can go to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website’s Polling Place & Sample Ballot Lookup.
You don’t have to wait until June 7 to vote. You can go to the Long Beach City Clerk‘s office in City Hall (333 W Ocean Blvd, first floor, (562) 570-6101) or the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk building in Norwalk ( 12400 Imperial Hwy. Third Floor, Room 3002, (800) 815-2666 or (562) 466-1323) for early voting. Call both offices to confirm business hours.
If you happen to have a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot, you can vote from the comfort of your home of office. Or Coffee House. According to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website, all VBM ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted if received within three days by them.
Our ballot is long:
- President of the United States
- Member, Party County Committee members (nonpartisan voters are eligible to vote in this contest)
- United States Senator (there are 34 candidates)
- United States Representative
- Member of the California State Assembly
- Nonpartisan Judicial (Judge of the Superior Court)
- District Attorney
- Supervisor, 4th District (Depending on where you live, this may not be on your ballot)
- State Measure 50: Suspension of Legislators, Legislative Constitutional Amendment: Authorizes Legislature to suspend Members, including without salary and benefits. Prohibits suspended Members from using powers of office or legislative resources. Provides suspension may end on specified date or by vote of Member’s house. Fiscal Impact: No effect on state spending in most years. Minor state savings in some years. Information HERE and HERE
- Long Beach Community College District Bond Measure LB: To prepare students/veterans for jobs/universities by: building/upgrading classrooms/laboratories, for health services, small businesses, police, firefighting, technology/other careers; improving deteriorating gas/electrical/sewer lines/leaky roofs, earthquake safety, security and repairing/constructing/acquiring facilities, fields and equipment, shall Long Beach Community College District issue $850,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring citizens’ oversight, independent audits, no money for administrators’ salaries/pensions, with funds used locally?
- Long Beach City Measure A: City Of Long Beach, Public Safety, Infrastructure Repair And Neighborhood Services Measure.
- Long beach City Measure B: City Of Long Beach Budget Stabilization (“Rainy Day”) Fund Measure
Information on the Long Beach Election Day Candidates and Issues
You can find a lot information in the Official Sample Ballot. Most candidates have websites outlining their biographies and positions. Another great resource for Long Beach Election Day is Ballotpedia
The websites of the Long Beach City Clerk and Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk have information on ballot issues. 89.3 KPCC-FM Southern California Public Radio has a great resource Find in-depth information about what’s on your ballot on their website. You just enter your zip code and address and your ballot will pop up.
But it’s the candidates for judges that drives everyone crazy. Some of those judicial candidates may have websites or Facebook pages or both. Google them. In Los Angeles County, you can see ratings for the judicial candidates at the Los Angeles County Bar Association website. The Final Report Of The Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee issued April 25, 2016 is available HERE
Still looking for more information for Long Beach Election Day?
- League of Women Voters of California
- Voting Information Project
- Endorsements from the Los Angeles County Democratic Party
- Endorsements from Republican County of Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles Times Endorsements
- Long Beach Press Telegram Endorsements