by Photo courtesy of San Diego County

Three candidates are running for State Assemblyman for the 80th Precinct in the election on Tuesday, April 5.

The candidates are Democrats Georgette Gómez and David Álvarez and Republican Lincoln Pickard.

The Registrar's office sent mail ballots for those who wished to vote from home. However, those who choose to vote in person can now go through Election Day to five vote centers from 8 a.m to 5 p.m through April 4 and April 5 from 7 a.m to 8 p.m.

Those who are eligible can vote at the County Registrar of Voters office from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

District 80 comprises part of National City, most of Chula Vista, and the border strip between San Ysidro and Otay.

The three candidates sought to replace Lorena González, who left the job in the assembly in January by accepting the executive director position of the California Federation of Labor.

Whoever wins the election on Tuesday, she replaces González only for the remainder of this year, which is the time that González had left in the current term.

On June 7, the state will have the primaries for the same position in the 80th district. The same candidates could participate in the race now, or new candidates could join.

Depending on the election results on June 7 election, the November election would be the runoff.

The co-director of Alianza San Diego, an organization that promotes electoral participation, Chris Rice Wilson, said that "April 5 is a special election. Then, there will be another primary election in June, and then another election in November."

Voters are urged to participate in all three 2022 elections for the 80th district.

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