Silent Sentinels

The Long Beach Suffrage 100 present a silent demonstration last year at the State Democratic Convention at the Long Beach Convention Center with banners dedicated to the Silent Sentinels who marched in 1917 for women's suffrage.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced Friday, Sept. 18, that the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center will serve as a county Vote Center for the Nov. 3 election.

People will be able to vote in person or drop off their mail-in ballots at the location starting Oct. 30 through Election Day.

“I want this to be the most accessible, convenient, hassle-free election for voters in L.A. County history, and that means giving voters options of how and where to vote,” Hahn said. “The Long Beach Convention Center is a landmark that Long Beach residents are familiar with, and it is going to be a great option for those voting in-person or dropping off their ballot this fall.”

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said the convention center has always been an ideal venue for hosting large events.

“It is fitting that they have also offered their space for safe and accessible voting this election year,” he said.

This election, every registered voter in the state will be sent a mail-in ballot. People who vote by mail can track their ballot’s progress using the Ballot Trax tool at california.ballottrax.net/voter.

Los Angeles County residents can also cast their ballots in person or drop their ballot off at a Vote Center or at one of the county’s ballot drop boxes.

People can check their voter registration status and find more information on voting in this year’s election at lavote.net.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 19 to be mailed a mail-in ballot, according to the Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s office.

Select Vote Centers across the county will open beginning Oct. 24. All Vote Centers, including the convention center, will be open beginning Oct. 30.

Every Vote Center will be open every day during those periods from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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