City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel check the time, minutes before a mayoral debate at USC Health Sciences Campus in Mayer Auditorium.
The turnout tally is expected to be very low when polls close at 8 p.m. PDT Tuesday, with only 1 in 4 voters in the nation's second-largest city expected to cast a ballot. The L.A. city clerk released the number of ballots received early Tuesday, with numbers higher than during the primary.
Voters are choosing between two Democrats, City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel, to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
The mayoral contest has seen record spending — more than $30 million overall.