FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2010 CONTACT: Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648
LOS ANGELES COUNTY VOTERS
PREPARE TO CAST YOUR VOTE ON JUNE 8
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan encourages Los Angeles County voters to cast their vote on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in the Primary Election. “On June 8th, you have an opportunity to make an impact on the future of California and the communities in which you live; you can make a difference --Vote! You Count,” urged Logan.
On Election Day, Los Angeles County voters have the opportunity to vote for 350 candidates for 78 offices from 19 Federal, 44 State, four County and five City offices, to six Judicial districts, as well as, five State, two City and 2 School district measures.
To assist voters, Logan issued the following important reminders to help ensure a smooth and successful voting experience:
1. CONFIRM THE LOCATION OF YOUR POLLING PLACE
Voters are encouraged to confirm the location of their polling place before going to vote as some locations may have changed. Voters can confirm the location of their polling place by: 1) reviewing the back cover of their official sample ballot booklet; or 2) visiting the RR/CC website at www.lavote.net to look up their polling place and view their official sample ballot booklet; or 3) calling the RR/CC at (800) 815-2666—Option “1.”
On Election Day, Tuesday, June 8 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2. VOTE BY MAIL VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY
Voters who have requested a Vote by Mail ballot but who have not mailed their voted ballot in time to reach the RR/CC by Election Day can return their voted ballot at any polling place location in Los Angeles County between 7 a.m. and 8 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.
3. VERIFY YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION
Persons wishing to verify their registration status and eligibility to vote in the June 8 Primary or who wish to verify their party affiliation may go to www.lavote.net. Click on the Voter Registration Status button and fill out the required information boxes.
4. VOTERS NOT AFFILIATED WITH A POLITICAL PARTY – CROSSOVER VOTING
Under California’s “Modified Closed Primary” the Democratic and Republican parties are allowing voters registered as “Decline to State” or designated as “Non-Partisan” to cross-over and vote on Democratic or Republican party ballots in the June 8 Primary Election. Decline to State and Non-Partisan voters who do not wish to cross-over can vote a Non-Partisan ballot with statewide and local measures and non-partisan contests. Additional information can be found in Official sample ballot booklets, or ask a poll worker at your polling place.
5. LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE AT THE POLLING PLACE
The RR/CC provides assistance to registered voters who may not have acquired a full command of the English language. In polling places with sufficient need for language assistance, there will be bilingual poll workers available to assist voters. Polling places serving voters with language needs will provide translated election materials (including sample ballots, voter notices, and Voter Bill of Rights) to the voter. For additional information or immediate assistance, voters may call the RR/CC multilingual assistance line at (800) 481-8683. 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).
6. ASSISTANCE FOR VOTERS WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS
All polling places are set up to accommodate voters with a range of disabilities. Every polling place provides an audio ballot booth, wheelchair accessible voting booth, and other assistive devices. The majority of polling places provide wheelchair 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. Curbside voting is available at poll locations without wheelchair accessibility.
7. ONLINE RESOURCES
Voters are encouraged to use the RR/CC online services to meet their election needs. Voters may go to www.lavote.net or the following direct links for these services:
- To check your voter registration status or to verify your party affiliation
- To locate your polling place or to view your sample ballot
- To verify the status of your Vote by Mail ballot
- To obtain election results for the June 8 Primary Election
Further details about these services and other election information regarding the Primary Election on June 8 can be found on the RR/CC website at www.lavote.net.
ABOUT THE REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK
The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair accessible and transparent manner.
Information about other Los Angeles County services is provided at www.lacounty.gov
“To Enrich Lives Through Effective and Caring Service”
For Multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino or Vietnamese call (800) 481-8683
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