Polls for the March 3 presidential primary electin have been open at Vote Centers like the one pictured above at Pan Pacific Park since last weekend. And this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 29 and March 1, the Registrar’s office is scheduled to open an additional 744 new Vote Centers throughout L.A. County – for a total of 977 Vote Centers open prior to Election Day, according Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan. These Vote Centers replace the over 4,000 neighborhood polling places used in past elections. Take note, you can’t vote in your neighbors garage anymore!
Given the size and scale of the additional locations, some Vote Centers are likely to experience a delay in opening, said the Registrar’s office in a press release. To avoid delays, the Registrar encourages all voters to check the Vote Center Locator Tool prior to traveling to a Vote Center. The Registrar’s office will be updating the Vote Center Locator Tool throughout the weekend to reflect which locations are open and available for voters.
Voters can cast their ballots at any Vote Center, so if one is too crowded, voter can use the tool to find another location that’s more convenient. An option to speed up the voting experience by reviewing and pre-marking ballot selections is available using the new Interactive Sample Ballot. Using a computer, mobile phone or personal device, you can mark your selections prior to arriving at the Vote Center. Once completed, the Interactive Sample Ballot creates a Poll Pass QR code – like on an airline boarding pass – that is read by the Ballot Marking Device and transfers your selections to the ballot, so you don’t have to repeat the process at the polls.
Logan also reminded voters voting in person to select the “MORE” button when using the Ballot Marking Devices to page through and see all candidates in the contest before making selections.
Visit LAVote.net for more information.