Special election planned April 5 to fill Autumn Burke’s seat

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Wave Staff and Wire Report

LOS ANGELES — Voting centers are open for the April 5 special election to fill the 62nd Assembly District seat vacated by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan announced.

The vote centers will remain open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for in-person voting or to drop off completed vote-by-mail ballots.

All centers will follow public health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.

The election was called by Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill the seat formerly held by Burke, who resigned on Jan. 31 for personal reasons.

The heavily Democratic district includes portions of the Westside and the South Bay.

The four certified candidates — all Democrats — are: Hawthorne City Councilwoman Angie Reyes English, businesswoman and nonprofit director Tina Simone McKinnor, Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles and neighborhood council member Nico Ruderman.

The winner of the April 5 special election will serve to the end of Burke’s term in December. If no one receives more than 50% of the vote April 5, the top two vote-getters will face off in a runoff election June 7 in conjunction with the state primary election.

All four candidates also are on the June 7 primary ballot for the newly drafted 61st Assembly District.

The top two vote-getters in the June 7 primary will face off again Nov. 8 in the general election and assume office in December.

Vote centers can be found at locator.lavote.gov/locations/vc?culture=en.

More information about this election can be found at https://lavote.gov/docs/rrcc/media/Factsheet-04052022.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=.



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