Community meetings coming up Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 22 to explain changes in the way elections will be conducted in Los Angeles County starting next year to comply with a state law.
The meetings are 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Jackie Robinson Park, 8773 East Ave. R.
The June 7 meeting is organized by the nonprofit organization Black Women for Wellness. The June 22 meeting is organized by the Lake Los Angeles Park Association. The organizations are helping the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder to spread the word about the election changes
Rather than citizens voting on Election Day at the polling place to which their neighborhood is assigned, citizens will be able to vote at any one of 1,000 Los Angeles County “vote centers,” which will be open up to 10 days before Election Day.
Citizens will still be able to vote by mail as well.
There will also be new electronic voting machines to replace the “ink-a-vote” marking pens.
The locations of the 1,000 vote centers countywide have not been finalized yet. Our office is monitoring the process to make sure there are numerous centers around the Antelope Valley, including in unincorporated communities. Dozens of locations around the Antelope Valley are on the list of possibilities.