Sara Fleetwood, a 51-year-old Canoga Park musician, said she opted to arrive in person hoping to defeat Proposition 73, which would require parental notification before minors have an abortion. “To me, their health is more important than their parents knowing,” said Fleetwood, who voted against it. Besides, she said, she remembers being that age and knows the desperation that a young girl can feel. It was children’s issues that lured Gabriel Gabriel to the polls. The computer technician said he wanted teachers to wait five years before they earn tenure, compared with two years now. “I work at a school … too many teachers have no passion,” said the 28-year-old Northridge resident. “Hopefully this will weed out the teachers that don’t belong.” Gus Zendejas, 23, an Iraq war veteran from North Hollywood, said he didn’t even bother looking at the eight statewide initiatives, much less the nearly $4 billion Los Angeles Unified School District bond measure. “I don’t think it will make a difference,” he said. “I come from a minority family and these things only benefit the high-class families.” Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week As of late Tuesday, three of his four measures looked destined to be defeated. Proposition 75, which would prohibit the use of public-employee union dues for political contributions without individual employees’ prior consent, was almost dead even. While some arrived at the polls vowing to defeat Schwarzenegger’s reforms, others were upset about being asked to do the work of legislators. Jim Heimler, a Woodland Hills architect, said he was peeved that the state sponsored a special election that cost taxpayers millions. “For once, I voted no, no, no, no,” he said. “There was no need for a special election.” As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, nearly 45 percent of L.A. County voters had turned out at the polls, compared with about 52 percent in the 2003 election, said Marcia Ventura, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. Fewer Los Angeles County voters turned out for Tuesday’s special election than in the 2003 recall election that swept Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to power – but many of those who did wanted to send the actor-turned-politician a clear message. “I am driven there to spite Schwarzenegger,” Oscar Murillo, a 27-year-old political science and economic student at California State University, Northridge, said on his way to the polls. Schwarzenegger’s populist promises to block “special interests” from influencing Sacramento have rung especially hollow for Murillo and others in the heavily Democratic county. Many saw the special election called by Schwarzenegger as a referendum on his leadership, with the ballot containing four propositions backed by the governor.