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So, Did You or are You Going to Vote Today?

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If you live in neighborhoods or regions such as Silver Lake, Hollywood, Culver City, Koreatown, South LA or the Westside, there is a good chance there's a polling place waiting to take your vote (see a map and more info on today's election here). In fact, the County of Los Angeles is spending $2.2 million on today's primary election for the 26th State Senate seat vacated by Mark Ridley-Thomas when before he became an LA County Supervisor. Brian Frank, Co-Editor of Neon Tommy, finds that only a third of the 393,017 registered voters bothered showing up in the 2006 race for this seat. He also speaks to a group residents "whom express disillusionment and resentment over the political process." More info on the candidates can be found on Smart Voter. The blog Biking in LA and blogger Josh Haden also covered the candidates.