This election will feature a bigger crop of statewide propositions than at any time in the past decade! It is one of the lengthiest with 17 state ballots, 2 LA County measures and multiple local measures. There are many methods the county is promoting to avoid a nightmare for voters or an electoral extravaganza. Here are just a few of them:
New convenient feature for the November Election:
- Weekend Early Voting: LA County is offering Weekend Early Voting at five (5) locations in LA County. There are four weekend dates (Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Nov. 5, and Nov. 6) leading up to election day where these designated location will be operating for registered voters to cast their vote. I have attached the flyer for additional information.
- Vote By Mail Drop-Off: LA County is expanding this feature from the Primary election in June. This election period there will be over 70 cities that will serve as drop off locations for the vote by mail ballots beginning October 11 (this week) through November 7 (day before elections). Attached is the fact sheet for additional information.
- Weekday Early Voting: LA County is making available to registered voters the opportunity to cast their votes early. Early voting begins 29 days before Election Day and takes place at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk building in Norwalk.
Here is additional information available to make the voting experience a pleasant one:
- As always we will be having audio tapes containing information about the statewide measures as well as Candidate Statements. These audio tapes will be available for check out, contact your service coordinator to obtain the audio version. You may also tune in via MP3 to hear the Voter Guide in audio format through the Secretary of State’s website: http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/en/audio/ , or you place an order to received their own copy of the audio information of the upcoming election or if you wish to receive the information in large print. Finally, you can also call (916) 657-2166 to obtain the audio tapes or CD- free of charge.
- The deadline to register to vote for the November General Election is October 24th! If you are not sure if you’re registered LA County Elections office has webpage to verify registration.
- The League of Women Voters®of California Education Fund and the California State Library have already published the Easy Voter Guide (available in many languages) and it is truly user friendly- easy as 1…2…3!
- Another non-partisan resource for reader-friendly information is the Voter’s Edge (provides ballot customization) http://votersedge.kpcc.org/en/ca
Early voting has already started in California and other states. If you have questions about voting rights, about how to register, or about the candidates and issues being decided in this election, watch Wesley Witherspoon's Voting presentation on their website.
In this video you will be presented with:
- Voting rights of people with disabilities
- How to register to vote
- How to cast a ballot
- The importance of learning about candidates and issues
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was enacted in 1993 and took effect in 1995. Also known as the "Motor Voter" law, the NVRA requires that public agencies such as Regional Centers and many other government agencies provide people the opportunity to register to vote.
Eastern LA Regional Center offers an on-line registration tool to get you registered and prepared to cast a ballot this November. You can find information in