Sierra Madre Patch 2012 Election Guide

Before you head to the polls, know the federal, state and local candidates and issues you will be voting on.

Election Day is here and here is what you need to know before you begin to fill out your ballot on Nov. 6.

Aside from choosing between another four years with Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, or electing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as the next new president, California voters have a long list of local representatives and measures to choose from.

In Los Angeles County, many Democratic incumbents face new Republican challengers, but redrawn districts have placed the Democrats with a strong advantage.  

With 11 state measures on a crowded ballot, the propositions with the most attention are Proposition 30 and 38, both proposing increased funding for education through higher taxes.

Remember, Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day.

For information on where your polling place is, visit http://www.lavote.net/locator/

President/Vice President

Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican

Patch Coverage of the Presidential Debates

Who Won the First Presidential Debate?

Who Won the Second Presidential Debate?

Poll: Who Won the Final Presidential Debate?

Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate?

Romney or Obama?: Who Insiders Say Won the Presidential Debate

Patch Panelists Defend Their Candidates In Presidential Debate

Final Presidential Debate: California Political Insiders Say Who Won


Third Party Presidential Candidates

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green

Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)

Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)

Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom

Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)

Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)

Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent

Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)

Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)

James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)

Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)


United States Senator
Elizabeth Emken, Republican
Dianne Feinstein, Democratic

Sierra Madre Measure - Measure ALF

Measure ALF - What You Need to Know

United States Representative; District 27

Jack Orswell, Republican
Judy Chu, Democratic

Coverage of District 27 Candidates

  • Judy Chu Speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Video)
  • Six Questions for Congressional Candidate Jack Orswell
  • Chu Speaks Out Against Walmart (Video)
  • Orswell Calls Chu Out For Debate No-Shows

State Senate Representative, District 25
Gilbert V. Gonzales, Republican
Carol Liu, Democratic

Coverage of District 25 Candidates

Six Questions for Senate Candidate Gil Gonzales
Gil Gonzales Steps Up Campaign Efforts

State Assembly, District 41
Chris Holden, Democratic
Donna Lowe, Republican

Coverage of District 41 Candidates

Six Questions for Assembly Candidate Donna Lowe 

Six Questions for Assembly Candidate Chris Holden  

Candidates for Local Assembly Seat Present Views in Forum

Statewide Ballot Measures

California voters will decide on 11 propositions. Check out Patch’s California Proposition Voter Guide for details on each of the propositions.

Los Angeles County Measures

Los Angeles County voters will decide on three county ballot measures.

In Measure A, voters will determine whether to change the LA County Assessor office from an elected position to an appointed position.

Measure J extends the on-half cent sales tax for transportation spending for 30 years.

Measure B would require porn actors to wear condoms on set.

Coverage of Los Angeles County Ballot Measures

LA Supervisors Move Ahead with Condom Initiative 
Supervisor Wants Voters' Opinions on Assessor Post 
Huff: Measure J Could Hinder Transportation Projects
Governor Signs Bill to Extend Sales Tax for L.A. Transportation Projects
Poll: Will You Support Extended Sales Tax Increase for Transit Projects?



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