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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

LA County Polls to Remain Open After 8 pm, For Voters Who Arrive Before Closing Time

A hint that the County has experienced problems with its electronic voting system

 

March 3, 2020

Mary Leipziger

New voting machines at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

"The poll workers are wonderful. But everyone is voting on these machines, for the first time. So there's a learning curve." Polly Lui, a voter at UCLA.

One of our readers reports that he waited 4 hours to vote at UCLA, then gave up and went home. The LA County Recorder announced that Los Angeles County polling centers will not close before all voters who arrive before 8 pm, are allowed to vote. Here is the press release:

Vote Centers Will Remain Open for All Voters Who Arrive Before 8 PM

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced Vote Centers will remain open for voters who arrive before the close of Vote Centers at 8 PM.

The priority of the RR/CC is to ensure every voter who turned out on or before the closing of the Vote Centers get the opportunity to make their voice heard.

Vote Centers that are currently not experiencing wait times:

South Bay Gardens Apartments Community Room: 230 E 130th St, Los Angeles, 90061

Hiram of Tyre Grand Lodge Assembly Hall: 5900 S Broadway, Los Angeles, 90003

City Manager Rick Cole tweeted this photo of Santa Monica place, with the caption: "Epic Fail. 2 hour wait to vote in Santa Monica."

Port of Long Beach Maintenance Building: 725 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, 90802

Wilkerson Middle School Auditorium: 2700 Doreen Ave, El Monte, 91733

Francisquito Villa Community Room: 14622 Francisquito Ave, La Puente, 91746

Tri-Community Adult School Cafeteria: 231 E Stephanie Dr, Covina, 91722

Bell Gardens Senior Center Community Room: 6722 Clara St, Bell Gardens, 90201

LiUNA Local 1309 Union Hall: 3971 Pixie Ave, Lakewood, 90712

El Camino High School Multi-Purpose Room: 14625 Keese Dr, Whittier, 90604

Cathy Hensel Youth Center Gymnasium: 236 S George Hensel Dr, Montebello, 90640

Red Hen Press Literary Center: 1540 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, 91103

Voters in line are encouraged to stay in line or find a Vote Center near them before 8 PM.

 
 

Reader Comments
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TML writes:

Santa Monica just made it 10 times harder to vote. Way to go!

 
 
 

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