Pasadena residents can now cast their ballots at more than 100 voting centers that opened around Los Angeles County on Saturday, giving local voters their first opportunity to vote in person ahead of Election Day.
In Pasadena, voters began casting their ballots at Pasadena City College and the Rosemont Pavilion.
Vote centers also opened at nearby Franklin Elementary School, 527 Ventura St., Altadena, as well as at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1115 El Centro St.
All 5.7 million registered voters in L.A. County received a ballot in the mail this year. So far, 1.5 million of those ballots have been returned.
More Californians than ever are expected to cast their ballots by mail and vote early in the 2020 election.
According to City News Service nearly 50,000 voters turned out over opening weekend in LA County to cast their ballots and 1,670,119 vote by mail ballots have been returned.
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan said that 118 Vote Center locations were opened throughout the county, providing a safe in-person voting experience.
All locations will remain open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and that on Friday, Oct. 30, an additional 649 Vote Center locations will open and remain open through Election Day.
All election workers, who will be wearing masks and gloves, will also be wiping down surfaces and devices on a regular basis. Voting stations will be disinfected following each use.
People who vote in-person will also be required to wear a facial covering and gloves, and, if needed, facial coverings and gloves will be provided.
On Oct. 30, additional centers will open and remain open until Nov. 3. Pasadena vote centers scheduled to open include the Pasadena Convention Center, Blair High School, First United Methodist Church, Villa-Parke Community Center, Robinson Park Recreation Center, Washington Middle School, H&H Jivalagian Youth Center, Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Victory Park.
“We are proud to partner with the county of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena to make voting accessible in the city of Pasadena.” said Michael Ross, CEO of Pasadena Center Operating Co. “Establishing the Pasadena Convention Center as a vote center is part of our ongoing commitment to serve our community.”
“The Pasadena Convention Center is pleased to provide a safe and convenient voting location,” said Convention Center Executive Director Naz Sabripour.
According to LAvote.net, more than 400 secure drop boxes have been set up throughout the county.