As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Aliso Viejo Branch Library precinct alone had seen nearly 400 voters, and that's before the typical evening rush.
Poll worker Robert Ignowski said the numbers looked good so far; it's been a huge turnout compared to other elections he's overseen during his 17 years of volunteering.
Ignowski also said he's seen a lot of voters drop off their mail-in ballots directly at the polling place, a new trend throughout Orange County this year, according to Neal Kelly, Orange County Registrar of Voters, who spoke to KPPC Tuesday afternoon.
Here's a rundown of candidates in Tuesday's election in Aliso Viejo.
Aliso Viejo City Council
Five people are running for three open seats.
Of the five, three are current City Council members. The two newcomers are Mike Munzing, a mortgage broker, and Ross Chun, the founder and CEO of Eco-Stride.
The incumbents are Mayor Donald Garcia, an attorney who was originally appointed to the council in 2007; Mayor Pro Tem William "Bill" Phillips; and Greg Ficke, a founding father of Aliso Viejo who was elected to the first City Council in 2001.
Capistrano Unified School District
In Aliso Viejo, aka Trustee Area No. 5, voters will choose between incumbent Gary Pritchard and challenger Bill Perkins.
Review Patch's coverage here:
- Fact-Checking School Board Races
- CUSD Trustee Alpay Behind One of the Misleading Domain Names
- Children First Releases Receipt in Deceptive Website Dustup
- Deceptive Campaign Websites Tied to Children First Volunteer
- More than $100K Spent in CUSD Races
- Who's Endorsing Whom for Capo Unified
- Pritchard vs. Perkins
In the 73rd Assembly District, incumbent Diane Harkey again squares off against Jim Corbett, a teacher at Capistrano Valley High School known for his First Amendment fight with a student.
California Ballot Propositions
Prop 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education
Prop 31: State Budget Process
Prop 33: Auto Insurance Rates
Prop 34: Death Penalty Repeal
Prop 36: Three Strikes Law
Prop 37: Genetically Modified Foods
Prop 39: Multistate Business Tax
Prop 40: Redistricting