Published : Friday, June 1, 2018 | 5:42 AM
Early-birds can cast their votes this weekend for Tuesday’s California Direct Primary Election at one Pasadena early voting center which will be open both Saturday and Sunday.
All registered voters who are able to participate in this election can go to any early voting location and cast their ballot.
In Pasadena, the early voting location is the Jackie Robinson Community Center at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Multipurpose Room 400 will be open for early voting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.
In addition to state-wide initiatives and mid-term primaries, the election will address one Pasadena Area Community College District seat and put four Pasadena measures before local voters.
The PACC Trustee Area No. 1?s seat is essentially uncontested. Candidate Ross Selvidge ceased campaigning in April, too late for his name to be removed from the ballot. The sole remaining active candidate for the position is Sandra Chen Lau.
Measure AA would require that City Council elections move from March and April of odd-numbered years to June and November in even-numbered years to coincide with statewide elections, as is required by a recently passed State law but which cannot be effected in Pasadena unless voters approve the change to the City’s Charter.
If Measure AA is approved, every Pasadena City Councilmember would remain on the council for an additional 19 months in order for the “synch up” with the State’s schedule.
Measure BB would similarly require the Pasadena Board of Education to hold elections in accordance with the State, also, and they would be run on a majority-wins format, eliminating runoff elections.
Measure CC would repeal the City’s ban on marijuana dispensaries but limit their number, density, and location.
Measure DD would establish a marijuana sales tax. Retail businesses would be taxed at 6 percent, and all other marijuana-related businesses at 4 percent.
All voting processes, including registration, are listed at the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website, www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections. The site also has downloadable voter registration forms and sample ballots.