It's Election Day in Long Beach, Live-updates
Long Beach voters are heading to the polls or dropping off their ballots Tuesday to decide the future of the city with multiple seats up for grabs.
The Democratic primary for congressional district 42 is the race to watch with current Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, and newcomer Nicole Lopez battling to replace Allen Lowenthal, who announced he would be retiring.
What we're watching:
With a race driven by crime, homelessness, cost of living, and housing it's no wonder that the mayoral race is near dead heat. According to a poll conducted by the Long Beach Center for Urban Politics and Policy, 9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson is holding a slim lead against 3rd District City Councilmember Suzie Price.
Five of the nine seats on the Long Beach City Council are up for election.
There is a possibility that an upset is in the making in the City Attorney's race between Assistant City Attorney Dawn McIntosh and former City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske.
Polls close at 8 pm, and the first initial results are mostly from mail-in ballots. The final tally could take days to count.
Stay with the Modern Times of Long Beach for live updates.