The LAT has more here.
"Voters go to the polls Tuesday in special elections to fill vacancies in two state Senate districts, one in the High Desert and the other in the South Bay.
The elections are the first under the state's new 'top two' elections rules. If no candidate wins a majority, the top two vote-getters, regardless of political party, will advance to an April 19 runoff."
Jessica Levinson has written about the special elections for KCET here, and here.