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Polls open for Special Election

Valley voters are choosing a new State Senator to fill the seat vacated by Michael Rubio.
Valley voters are choosing a new State Senator to fill the seat vacated by Michael Rubio.

Rubio left the seat to take a job in the private sector.

The 16th district seat covers Kings County and portions of Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties. Those eligible to vote should have received a sample ballot in the mail.

There are five candidates running for the open seat: (R) Andy Vidak, (D) Leticia Perez, (D) Paulina Miranda, (D) Frank Ramirz, and (P&F) Mohammed Arif.

The two front-runners are Republican Andy Vidak, who ran for Congress and Democrat Leticia Perez, who is a current Kern County Supervisor. 

The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Find your polling place by clicking the related link and selecting your county from the list.
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