Vote centers are open for the Feb. 15 special election in the western San Gabriel Valley’s 49th Assembly District.
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, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said Saturday.
The special election was called by Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill a vacant seat previously held by Democrat Edwin Chau of Arcadia, who was recently appointed by Newsom to serve as a judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Democrat Mike Fong, director of policy and government relations for the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees, is facing Republican Burton Brink, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sergeant, in the predominantly Democratic district that consists of Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City and portions of Montebello and South El Monte.
All centers will follow public health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19.
Vote centers can be found at locator.lavote.gov/locations/vc?culture=en.