FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2010 CONTACT: Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648
VOTING HOURS EXTENDED FOR IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
Voters may cast ballots for Nov. 2, 2010 General Election over the next two Weekends
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan reported that In-Person Early Voting hours at the RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk have been extended the following two weekends leading up to the November 2, 2010 General Election. “We are committed to making election services as accessible as possible to LA County voters to give them every opportunity to exercise their right to vote. The ability to vote on the weekend provides busy voters an added opportunity to cast their ballot other than on Election Day,” said Logan.
To vote early, voters can visit the 3rd floor of the RR/CC Headquarters located at 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA, through November 2. In-person Early Voting will be available Monday thru Friday during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the weekends of October 23-24 and October 30-31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Logan also reported that on October 4, the RR/CC began processing Vote by Mail ballot requests from voters wishing to cast a ballot by mail for the November 2 Election. “To date, over 1,012,000 voters have been issued Vote by Mail ballots, and over 164,000 have returned their voted ballot by mail or in-person to the RR/CC,” stated Logan. “Voters still have time to request a Vote by Mail ballot. Tuesday, October 26 is the deadline for voters to get their requests to the RR/CC.”
Voters may request a Vote by Mail ballot in one of the following ways:
· Complete the Vote by Mail application on the back cover of the Official Sample Ballot booklet; or
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· Submit an electronic request by visiting the RR/CC website at www.lavote.net
and click on the Voting and Elections button located on the main page and then click the Request and Track Vote By Mail Ballot button on the Voting and Elections page; or
· Send a letter addressed to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Vote by Mail Section, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450; or
· Apply in person at the RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., 3rd Floor, Room 3002, Norwalk, CA 90650.
Voters who request a Vote by Mail ballot can check the status of their request using the RR/CC’s online look-up. Visit www.lavote.net and click on the Voting and Elections button located on the main page and then click the Request and Track Vote By Mail Ballot button on the Voting and Elections page. Voters may also call the RR/CC at (562) 466-1323.
In order to be counted, ballots cast by mail must be returned with sufficient time for mail delivery to the RR/CC by 8 p.m. on November 2, 2010 (postmarked ballots will not be counted). Vote by Mail ballots may also be returned in person to the RR/CC Headquarters, or delivered to any polling place in Los Angeles County before the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. A voter may authorize a designated family member to return the voted ballot to a polling place or to the RR/CC in accordance with the procedures outlined on the Vote by Mail ballot return envelope.
Further information, regarding early voting and Vote by Mail services, can be obtained by going online at www.lavote.net or by calling the RR/CC at 1 (800) 815-2666.
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