Voters Have Options To Cast Ballots
• If you haven’t voted already, there still is time and many ways to get your vote counted.
Election day is quickly approaching when more than 145 million Americans are expected to vote on or before Nov. 3 to decide who will be president for the next four years, and to decide the fate of countless state propositions and candidates to fill local offices.
Due to COVID-19, many Peninsula residents will cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in-person. What are the options for casting a ballot on election day?
Los Angeles County has made voting in-person easier than ever. Registered voters will be able to vote at any polling place in the County, from local elementary schools all the way to Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Voting early in-person is also easier than in years past. Many of the 100 polling sites in the County will offer at least five days of voting, including Nov. 3. Select polling sites will be open for 11 days beginning Saturday, Oct. 24. Early voting has already begun at the county’s election headquarters in Norwalk.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula will host eight polling sites. District schools Dapple Gray, Miraleste Intermediate, Ridgecrest Intermediate, Peninsula High School and Palos Verdes High School are all sites where ballots can be cast beginning Friday, Oct. 30.
The Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, as well as the First Baptist Church in Rolling Hills Estates will host voters for five days. The South Coast Botanic Gardens on Crenshaw Boulevard will welcome voters for 11 days beginning Saturday, Oct. 24.
If you are registered to vote in Los Angeles County, you can vote at any of these polling places, as well as hundreds more throughout the County. Los Angeles County has completely switched to voting electronically with a paper trail.
To speed up the voting process, bring with you your quick check-in code located on the back of your Official Sample Ballot mailed out by the County. Your unique code, which will be scanned to print out your ballot instantly, can also be found on the county’s website, lavote.net.
All registered voters in California received a mail-in ballot. If you prefer, you can drop this ballot off at any of the County’s ballot drop-off boxes, or you can drop it off at any polling place on or before election day.
These options may give voters more ease knowing that their ballot will be counted. You can track your ballot through the County website once you drop it off or mail it. If you do choose to mail your ballot, do so early. The USPS recommends that voters mail their ballots at least 14 days before the election, but earlier is safer. Many organizations recommend that you mail in your ballot as soon as possible.
Be apart of history and vote on or before Nov. 3. To register to vote, check your registration status, find more polling places, find ballot drop off box locations and more, visit the official County website, lavote.net.