Two voting centers in Pasadena, along with 116 more throughout Los Angeles County, will open Saturday for early voting.
Voters may vote in person or drop off mail-in ballots at any county vote center.
Following the 118 vote centers that open county-wide on Saturday, another 648 will open on Oct. 30, L.A. County Registrar/Recorder officials said. All sites will continue operating through election day. Scheduled hours are 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. prior to the election, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.
Two vote centers are scheduled to open their doors to early-bird voters in Pasadena on Saturday. They are located at Pasadena City College, 1570 E Colorado Blvd., and the Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco Street, according to a county database.
Nearby vote centers will also open Saturday at Franklin Elementary School, 527 Ventura Street in Altadena, as well as at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.
Voter’s options for in-person voting or dropping of mail-in ballots in person will widen significantly on Oct. 30, when the majority of county voting centers open. Pasadena vote centers scheduled to open then include the Pasadena Conventions 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, Victory Park.
For those electing to mail their ballots, no postage is required, according to county officials. They may be mailed, dropped off at any county vote center or placed in any officials election ballot drop box.
All ballots postmarked by election day and received by election officials within 17 day of the election will be counted, authorities said.
Voters are invited to track the status of their ballots through two online tools.
Through ballottrax, voters can check on the status of ballots, including when they were mailed out, when they were received by election officials and when they were counted. The tool can be accessed at california.ballottrax.net/voter.
Additionally, the L.A. County Registrar Recorder maintains a tool to track whether ballots have been received and counted at lavote.net/av_inquiry.
All county vote centers will have strict social distancing and sanitizing measures in place to reduce the risk of viral transmission, county officials said.
All voters will be urged to wear masks for public safety. However, state election guidelines states that voters are not to be turned away for lack of a face covering.
“The right to vote takes precedence,” according to the Election Administration Guidance Under COVID-19,” issued by the Secretary of State.
“In such circumstances, election workers should consider additional physical distancing,” the document continued. “Confrontation is not advisable.”
More information on the upcoming election is available on the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder website at lavote.net/home/voting-elections.