FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2008 CONTACT: Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648
WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW FOR THE JULY 14, 2009
32nd U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan encourages all eligible voters to vote on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in the 32nd U.S. Congressional District Special General Election.
The Special General Election on July 14 is being held for the purpose of electing a candidate to fill a vacancy for the unexpired term ending January 3, 2010, in the 32nd Congressional District resulting from the resignation of office by Hilda L. Solis.
To assist voters, Logan issued the following important reminders for voters to help ensure a smooth and successful voting experience:
1. CONFIRM THE LOCATION OF YOUR POLLING PLACE
Some polling locations change from election to election. Voters are encouraged to confirm the location of their polling place before going to vote. Voters
can confirm the location of their polling place by: A) reviewing the back cover of their official sample ballot booklet; B) visiting the RR/CC website at
www.lavote.net to look up their polling place and view their official sample ballot booklet; C) calling the RR/CC at (800) 815-2666—Option “1.”
On Election Day, Tuesday, July 14, 2009 polling places in the 32nd Congressional District will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2. VOTE BY MAIL VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY:
Vote by Mail voters who have not mailed their voted ballot in time can return their voted ballot at any polling place location between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Remember to place your voted ballot in the purple Vote by Mail envelope, seal it, and sign it. Vote by Mail voters who may have lost or damaged their ballot can also cast a provisional ballot at their local polling place. Be sure to confirm the location of your polling place before going to vote.
3. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE AT THE POLLING PLACE:
On Election Day polling places serving voters with language needs will provide translated election materials (including sample ballots, voter notices, and Voter Bill of Rights). In polling places with sufficient need for language assistance, bilingual poll workers, speaking one of the six languages will be available to assist voters who require language assistance. For additional information or immediate assistance voters should call the RR/CC multilingual assistance line at (800) 481-8683. The RR/CC provides assistance to registered voters who may not have acquired a full command of the English language. In accordance with federal law under the Voting Rights Act, the RR/CC provides assistance in six different languages other than English (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino and Vietnamese).
4. ASSISTANCE FOR VOTERS WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS:
All polling places are set up to accommodate voters with specific needs. Every polling place provides an audio ballot booth, wheelchair accessible voting booth, and other assistive devices. The majority of polling places provide wheel accessible entrances. To confirm that your polling place is wheelchair accessible refer to the polling place information on the back cover of your sample ballot.
For more information visit us online at www.lavote.net
Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino or Vietnamese can call (800) 481-8683.
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