March 5 is election day for the city of Redondo Beach—are you registered to vote?
Click here to check your voter registration status, including your registered address. You can also call 562-466-1310 or 562-466-1323. If your address is no longer current, you'll need to re-register.
If you're not registered, there's still time. But you need to register or re-register by Tuesday, Feb. 19, to vote in the primary. As long as your registration is postmarked by at least 15 days before the election or you hand it in on or before that date, you're good to go ... vote.
Who's Up for Election?
Redondo Beach offices at stake are for mayor; city attorney; and City Council Districts 1, 2 and 4. Current Mayor Mike Gin, District 1 Councilman Steve Aspel and District 4 Councilman Steve Diels are termed out. City Attorney Mike Webb is running unopposed for re-election.
Here are the candidates:
District 1 Candidates:
District 2 Candidates:
District 4 Candidates:
Residents will also cast votes for or against Measure A, an initiative that would rezone the land under the AES power plant on Harbor Drive to a mixture of up to 40 percent commercial and institutional use, with at least 60 percent parkland and open space, in an attempt to prevent AES from building a new power plant.
Additionally, the Redondo Beach Unified School District has three seats on the Board of Education up for election. No incumbents are running because all are termed out. Michael Christensen, Brad Serkin and Bradley Waller are the only candidates.
Here's how to register:
- Online: An application is available on this website.
- In person: Just visit any of the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk offices. Click here for a list of locations.
- By mail: Click here to print out this form. You can also find those forms at DMV locations and most libraries, post offices and other government buildings. In L.A. County, forms are available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Korean.
To be eligible to vote, you must be:
- A United States citizen;
- A resident of California;
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day;
- Not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code section 1170, or on post release community supervision (for more information, click here); and
- Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
—Editor Nicole Mooradian contributed to this report.