Voters Trickle Into LA Polls On Election Day


BEEN RELEASED. JEFF: WE MOVE ON TO ELECTION DAY IN L.A. KARA FINNSTROM IS LIVE TO SHOW US WHY THERE IS A LOT AT STAKE. REPORTER: TODAY’S BALLOT IS AN IMPORTANT ONE. YOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTE WITHIN MINUTES. THESE ANGELENOS MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD TODAY. SHE WANTS TO HELP DECIDE HOW CHILDREN ARE EDUCATED AND THE CITY IS RUN. IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE OUR VOICES SMALL ELECTIONS THAT HAVE A SMALL REPORTER: $14 MILLION WAS SPENT CAMPAIGNING FOR THESE SEATS BECAUSE THE WINNERS COULD SWING THE BALANCE OF THE BOARD. IT IS SPLIT BETWEEN PRO- CHARTER MEMBERS AND THOSE BLOCKED BY THE TEACHERS UNION. ALSO, TO HOTLY CONTESTED CITY COUNCIL SEATS AND MEASURE C ON POLICE DIFFERENT ENGINE DISCIPLINE. TODAY MARKS THE LAST OFF CYCLE ELECTION. VOTERS RECENTLY APPROVED MOVING RACES TO EVEN YEARS SO THEY COINCIDE WITH MAJOR ELECTIONS WHICH GET BETTER TURNOUT. THEY SAY VOTES TODAY WILL ACTUALLY PACK EXTRA PUNCH. EVERYBODY WAS GETTING A FIVE AND HALF YEAR TERM INSTEAD OF THE FOUR-YEAR TERM IN ORDER TO SYNC UP WITH THE COUNTY ELECTION CYCLE. REPORTER: THAT IS NOT LOST ON ESTELLA MIRELES. SHE HAS BEEN USING EVERY CHANCE SHE GETS AND HELPING NEIGHBORS TOO. SOME NEIGHBORS CAN’T COME TO WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE OLD AGE AND THEY TOLD ME TO HELP AND I

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