District One run-off election ballots due by Jan. 29

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The run-off election for the District One seat of the Seal Beach City Council is happening now. Voters in the district, which covers Old Town and Surfside, received mail-in ballots last weekend and need to mail them to the Orange County Registrar of Voters office by Jan. 29.

The ballots have postage paid so that means you do not have to use stamps to send it in the mail.

You can also drop off your ballot at the Seal Beach City Hall Clerk’s office but only on Jan. 29.

In the race, retired business owner and Old Town resident Joe Kalmick is facing small businessman Peter Amundson of Surfside. A runoff is being held because no candidates garnered more than 50 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 election.

In that race, Kalmick lead the pack with 988 votes. Amundson was second with 673 votes. Scott Levitt was third with 635 and John Waller came in fourth with 144. Both Levitt and Waller have endorsed Kalmick in the run-off.

Kalmick and Amundson are both vying for the seat which has been held by Seal Beach City Councilwoman Ellery Deaton for eight years. She cannot run for reelection due to term limits.

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