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What you need to know about yesterday’s elections




Joana Briones places
Joana Briones places "Vote here" signs into supply tubs on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Los Angeles County's Elections Operations Center in Santa Fe Springs. The tubs will be distributed to thousands of voting precincts in L.A. County for the Election Day.
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Only about 8.6% of voters turned out in Los Angeles on Tuesday to overwhelmingly approve Charter Amendments 1 and 2, two measures that will align municipal and school board elections with bigger turnout statewide and nationally in even-numbered years.

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Guests:

Raphe Sonenshein, executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles

Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause and Member, City of Los Angeles Municipal Elections Reform Commission; she was co-chair of the campaign for Charter Amendments 1&2        

Ben Allen, Democratic California State Senator representing the 26th district, which includes the Westside and coast South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. Co-Chair of the Joint Oversight Hearing on L.A. County Voter Turnout

Annie Gilbertson, KPCC education reporter