Over the past couple months, CAUSE, in partnership with Placeworks and the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk’s office, has organized three Vote Center Placement Community Meetings held at Mt. San Antonio Community College, the Albert O. Little Community Center, and at Arcadia Public Library. These meetings were held to collect community input on the Voter Center Placement Project.
In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period. The Vote Center Placement Project’s (VCPP) core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Michelle Lim, Policy Advocate at Asian Americans for Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, gave informative presentations on the new voting processes and technology being used for the Vote Placement Centers.
CAUSE & Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk staff and volunteers helped answer specific questions from attending members of the community regarding the vote centers.
Attendees were able to suggest new vote center locations, comment on existing voting centers, and learn about the new voting administration processes. Language assistance and interpreters were present at the meetings to provide translations in Hindi, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese). Voting materials were available in 13 languages.
Find out more about the Vote Center Placement Project at http://vsap.lavote.net!