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Board of Supervisors gives voters option to mail in ballots for Nov. 3

Voting more convenient and safe in light of pandemic

OW Staff Writer | 5/7/2020, midnight

Last week, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a proposal to make sure all 5.4 million registered voters in the County have the option to vote safely from home come Election Day on Nov. 3.

“That way, no one has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” Supervisor Janice Hahn said in her statement. “If you would prefer to vote in-person there will still be Vote Centers available for you, with extra precautions that will be taken to protect the health of both voters and election workers.”

This plan not only applies to the November 2020 election. All elections moving forward will include a mail-in option for every registered voter to make voting more convenient and accessible for everyone.

“If you are already registered to vote, you can expect your ballot by mail in October,” Hahn wrote. “We are in unprecedented times and we don’t know what exactly the next few months will look like. With this decision, we are preparing for the future, no matter what it will hold.”