It’s rare when somebody challenges a sitting judge for re-election, but Deputy District Attorney Cole McKnight — a prosecutor with a track record of putting away violent gang members — said it’s imperative to ensure Kern County has a shot at electing a judge with his background in gang crimes.

Things voters need to know for the Nov. 6 election:

How to register to vote: Visit to register to vote online. You will need to provide your California driver's license or California identification card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your date of birth.

Last day to register to vote: You must register online or have your application postmarked by Oct. 22.

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