Politics

Pasadena voters head to the polls to choose first new mayor in 16 years

File: Pasadena City Hall on April 6, 2009.
File: Pasadena City Hall on April 6, 2009.
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Pasadena voters are at the polls Tuesday to select the city's first new mayor in 16 years, the Pasadena Star-News reports. They're also voting for a new City Council member and three new Pasadena Unified School Board members.

It's a primary, but if any candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, they'll avoid an April 21 run-off. This comes after Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard announced he wouldn't seek re-election after four terms in office.

The six mayoral candidates include real-estate broker Allen Shay, USC professor Don Morgan, City Councilman Terry Tornek, Pasadena City College Trustee Bill Thomson, City Councilwoman Jacque Robinson and publisher of the DENA magazine Jason Hardin, according to the Star-News.

Voters guide

Would you like to find out more about the candidates? Read candidate statements, see videos of candidate forums, and read candidate surveys at this link. You can also find out more from the Pasadena League of Women Voters and read more about the school district elections on Ballotpedia. Tuesday night starting at 7:30 p.m., you can see live coverage of ballot counting from the City of Pasadena's Government Access channel.

Where's my polling place?

If you need to find your polling place or want to see a sample ballot, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's site and use their Polling Place & Sample Ballot Lookup tool.

Polls close at 8 p.m.