Politics & Elections

OC voters are the ones deciding

SIGNS directing voters to the Vote Center at the Courtyard Center in Garden Grove’s Village Green (OC Tribune photo).

The saying used to be, “It ain’t over until it’s over.”

But now, with massive early voting, decisions by the public about who should hold office may have already been made. Of course, we won’t know that until the votes are counted and the results released on Tuesday or later. But the races may be close, so if you haven’t voted yet, go ahead and cast your ballot.

On the local level, The Tribune covers four cities: Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster. So, we’ll be reporting on results for city councils in those cities, including the mayor’s race in Garden Grove.

We will also have the results of the five local school board elections in the Garden Grove Unified, Huntington Beach City, Huntington Beach Union High, Ocean View and Westminster school districts.

There is one local ballot measure before voters, a term-limit issue in Westminster that would restrict the mayor and council members to a total of three terms comprising 12 years.

Also of interest will be the contest for the First District seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors between incumbent Andrew Do and challenger Sergio Contreras, a member of the Westminster City Council.

At the legislative level, the 72nd Assembly District race is between former state senator Janet Nguyen, a Republican, and Garden Grove councilmember Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, a Democrat.

In the 48th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Harley Rouda is competing with Republican Michelle Steel, the Second District member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

We will post the results of these and other elections as soon as they are available from the Orange County Registrar of Voters.  It may be a long night … and morning.

You can view the tallies by going to www.ocvote.com .

If you haven’t voted yet, the polls will be open today (Monday) until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any of the many vote centers. For locations and other details, go to www.ocvote.com/votecenter  .

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