Mt. SAC to be LA County Vote Center for 11 Days
October 14, 2020 - 11:36 AM
All Los Angeles County registered voters will be able to cast their presidential election votes on campus starting Oct. 24 right up until Election Day, Nov. 3. Mail-in ballots (which were already mailed to all voters in the county) will also be able to be dropped off during this time.
Parking will be in Lot B, adjacent to the Gym.
Oct. 24 – Nov. 2: 10am - 7pm
Election Day, Nov. 3: 7am - 8pm
“With our campus closed due to COVID, it will be an easy and very quick way for local residents to vote and to vote safely.” Said Assistant Director of Technical Services Brandin Bowman.
The LA County Registrar/county clerk has developed a safety plan that all poll workers must adhere to. In addition, Voters also have to follow protocols to make the voting process safe.
- Voters should wear a face covering while at the vote center or waiting in line.
- Face coverings and gloves will be available for voters if requested.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry and exit of the Vote Center. Hand sanitizer will also be available at key stations during the voting process.
- Social distancing will be enforced while waiting in line and throughout the check-in and voting process.
ePollbooks and Ballot Marking devices will be sanitized after every voter.
Voters will be encouraged to take measures to speed up their election process to limit their time in the Vote Center. This includes verifying voter registration in advance, using the Interactive Sample Ballot (ISB) to pre-mark selections, and bringing their Sample Ballot to speed up the voter check-in.
Voters will be encouraged to take advantage of early voting and vote at off-peak times if possible.
Curbside voting will continue to be available for voters who are unable to enter the Vote Center.
L.A. County has transitioned from typical polling places, which Mt. SAC has historically been, to vote centers in an attempt to increase voter turnout. There are several hundred vote centers across the county, with the vast majority of those as 4-day vote centers.
A few select locations across the county, like Mt. SAC, offer an 11-day period to vote, which begins Oct. 24. Find those on the LA County voting site.
With the move away from a single day of voting, the county seeks to accommodate all of its residents, making elections more accessible. The new voting model will move away from pre-printed paper rosters and replace it with real-time access to the full voter database, eliminating the need for provisional ballots.
More information is available at LAVote.net
Only residents registered to vote in LA County may use the voting center. For San Bernardino County residents, visit their elections website. For Orange County residents visit their elections website.