Election Day has arrived, so we've put together this guide on what you need to know before heading out to the polls today.
The election ballot goes beyond the race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Voters in California also will be asked to decide on a lengthy list of local representatives and ballot measures.
A total of 11 measures are under consideration, with Proposition 30 and 38, both initiatives to increase taxes to raise education funds, getting the most focus.
For information on where your polling place is, visit http://www.lavote.net/locator/
Check back with Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch on Election Day for all-day coverage and results.
Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican
Patch Coverage of the Presidential Debates
Who Won the First Presidential Debate?
Who Won the Second Presidential Debate?
Poll: Who Won the Final Presidential Debate?
Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate?
Final Presidential Debate: California Political Insiders Say Who Won
Third Party Presidential Candidates
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green
Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)
Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)
Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom
Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)
Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian
Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)
Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent
Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)
Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)
James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)
Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)
United States Senator
Elizabeth Emken, Republican
Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
United States Representative; District 39
Ed Royce, Republican
Jay Chen, Democratic
Coverage of District 39 Candidates
Partisan Gridlock Sparks Congressional Hopeful's Run
Royce Campaign Mailer Users Obamacare to Hit Rival Chen
Jay Chen Launches Website on Rival Royce's Record
Chen Calls on Royce to Denounce Akin's Rape Remarks
Jay Chen Appears at Mt. SAC Forum
Chen Calls Out Royce Campaign After Recieving Racist Voicemails
Jay Chen Blasts Government 401(k)s Mailer
Update: Is the FEC Investigating Jay Chen and America Shining
State Senate Representative, District 29
Bob Huff, Republican
Greg Diamond, Democratic
State Assembly, District 55
Curt Hagman, Republican
Gregg Fritchle, Democratic
Statewide Ballot Measures
A total of 11 propositions will be on the ballot for your consideration. Check out Patch's California Proposition Voter Guide for information in each of the propositions.
Los Angeles County Measures
Los Angeles County voters will decide on three county ballot measures.
In Measure A, voters will determine whether to change the LA County Assessor office from an elected position to an appointed position.
Measure J extends the on-half cent sales tax for transportation spending for 30 years.
Measure B would require porn actors to wear condoms on set.