by Photo courtesy of San Diego County

The California Secretary of State will officially report the results for today’s election for District 80 on April 14. 

The district includes Chula Vista, parts of National City, and San Diego. 

If a candidate obtains more than 50 percent of the vote on April 14, they will become assemblymember of the district for the remainder of the year.

In the event that none of the candidates has half the votes, then the April 5 special election will serve as a primary, with the final election taking place on June 7.

The three candidates on the ballot are two former San Diego city council members, Georgette Gomez and David Alvarez, Democrats, and Republican Lincoln Pickad, a retiree. He has run for the 80th district four times.

The three seek to occupy the position in the Assembly that Lorena González left when she accepted the presidency of the California Federation of Labor, which is the state affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

The candidate who wins the election will assume the position in the assembly only for the time remaining after the term of Lorena González, until December of this year.

However, the special election winner may also run for District 80 in the November election.

Most voters in the district voted by mail, but four polling places open on April 5 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting centers are located at Southwestern College, Camacho Recreation Center Gymnasium in National City, and three in San Diego: Southcrest Recreation Center, Montgomery High School, and Colonel Irving Salomon Community Center.

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