Today is Last Day for Early Voting in Midterm Elections

Published : Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 5:53 AM

On Twitter, Caltech Professor of Political Science and Co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project R. Michael Alvarez published this image of long early voter lines at Jackie Robinson Center in Pasadena on Saturday. "I can’t remember the last time we had lines like these for a midterm election in CA," he said in the tweet.


Sunday is the last day Pasadena voters can cast their ballots with early voting.

There are ten early voting locations in Los Angeles County. In Pasadena, voting will take place today from 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue.

Voters at the early voting sites are not using the ink-a-vote system used on Election Day, but are being given the Vote by Mail ballot to fill in voting selections, local officials said.

They said that if lines are long and you are in the line before 4 p.m. you will be served and you will be able to vote.

The early voting centers can also be used to drop off vote by mail ballots. The officials said you may approach the voting desk directly without waiting in line with your completed ballot, and the poll workers will assist you.

In addition to Congressional seats and other elected positions up for grabs, a plethora of propositions appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, ranging in topics from repealing the recent gas tax increase to regulation of kidney dialysis providers.

Locally voters in Pasadena will weigh in on a measure to raise the city’s sales tax by three-quarters of a cent and an advisory measure which would authorize Pasadena’s City Council to consider allocating up to one third of the money raised by the new sales tax, if it passes, to the Pasadena Unified School District.

Mike Sanchez, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, said that one significant change for all voters in Los Angeles County is the newly designed vote by mail ballot materials.

“The new ballots are easier to read, easier to understand, easier to fill out and easier to return – no return postage is required. Voting at the polls remains the same, but leading into March 2020 the voting experience will be improved and completely new to voters. Learn more on the Voting Solutions for All People,” he said.

Sanchez also reminded residents that, “On Election Day, voters can find their polling place online:” See:


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