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Pasadenans Head to the Polls Today, 18 Candidates Vie for Local Representation

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 4:07 am

Nearly five million registered voters in Los Angeles County are expected to go to the polls today to vote in the Presidential Primary election, which includes four important races for local representatives of county, state and federal positions as well.

“It is clear that Californians are engaged and excited about this election,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said last Friday, noting that California’s total voter registration surged by 646,220 between April 8 and May 23 to 17,915,053.

Eighteen local candidates are in the running for one federal seat (United States Representative 27th District), two state seats (State Senator 25th District and State Assembly 41st District) and one county position (County Supervisor 5th District).

Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters can find their assigned polling place:

Voters can find the address for their polling place on the back of their sample ballot booklet or online at

Voters who were sent a “Vote by Mail” ballot can drop it off at any polling location on Election Day if they have not yet mailed it.

On Election Night, ballots from all voting precincts through the county will be brought to the Registrar-Recorder / County Clerk’s headquarters in Norwalk for tabulation.

After the polls close at 8 p.m., pollworkers will secure the voted ballots in sealed ballot boxes and account for unused ballots. Pollworkers will also separately package Vote by Mail ballots that were dropped off at the polls and provisional ballots. All materials and quantities are accounted for in the Official Ballot Statement.

Then pollworkers transport ballots and supplies to a designated Check-In Centers located throughout the County.

Sheriff Deputies transport the voted ballots from the check-in centers by car, helicopter or boat to Norwalk. Ballots come in from as far away as Lancaster, Palmdale and Catalina Island.

Between 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. a large number of ballots begin to arrive at the Norwalk operation. Prior to tabulation, all ballots must be checked in, removed from boxes, inspected and prepared for counting.

Ballots are moved to the tabulation center in a continuous flow. There, operators load the ballot cards onto card readers. There are 18 counting stations, each with two card readers, for a total of 36 card readers.

Here are candidates in Pasadena races:

State Senator 25th District:


Chris Chahinian

1844 E Walnut St,

Pasadena, CA, 91107


Teddy Choi

520 South Virgil Avenue #204

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Phone: 818-207-4766


Michael D. Antonovich

215 N. Marengo Ave., Suite 120

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 356-5407


Phlunte’ Riddle

234 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 210

Pasadena, California 91101

Phone: (626) 249-4443


Anthony Portantino

232 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 478-3465


Katherine Perez Estolano

P/O Box 90464, Pasadena, CA 91109

(323) 508-4484


Member of The State Assembly 41st District:


Chris Holden

777 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 4050

Los Angeles, CA 90017


Casey Higgins


Dan M. Taylor

United States Representative 27th District:


Tim Sweeney

2600 San Pasqual

Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 676-1629


Judy Chu

527 S. Lake Ave., Suite 106

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 304-0110


Jack Orswell

316 W. Foothill Blvd

Monrovia, CA 91016


County Supervisor 5th District:


Kathryn Barger

515 S. Figueroa St, 16th Floor, Los Angeles CA 90071



Mitchell Englander

Phone (818) 350-2312

Ara James Najarian

500 N Central Ave., Suite 940, Glendale, CA 91203


Elan Carr

(818) 900-5215


Rajpal Kahlon


Bob Huff

981 West Arrow Highway #475 San Dimas, CA 91773


Billy Malone


Darrell Park

254 N. Lake Avenue, #144, Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 460-0450

Ara Najarian

500 N Central Ave., Suite 940, Glendale, CA 91203

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