By Angelina Coyne
One Official Ballot Drop Box has been placed on the Los Angeles City College campus adjacent to Heliotrope Drive and Monroe Street near the Student Union Building. The L.A. County Registrar and the Los Angeles Community College District partnered to offer voters another secure and socially distant way to cast their ballots in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3 election.
The Los Angeles County Registrar has placed an additional 194 ballot drop boxes throughout the county since the state and presidential primary elections in March.
The drop boxes were set up on Oct. 3 at each college in the District and will be available until the General
Election on Nov. 3. Voters have access until 8 p.m. (or sundown) to drop in their ballots at locations throughout the county that can be found at LAVote.net.
Drop boxes are designed with security features, and there are more than 400 of them throughout L.A.
County. L.A. Metro will also post a dropbox outside of the campus on the northwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Union Station, downtown, and the El Monte Station are two drop box locations that are easy to get to on the Metro train or bus.
“We want to make it easy for people to reach the polls or vote by mail and cast their ballot this election,” said Phillip Washington, CEO at Metro in an interview with CBS News.
L.A. Metro will be placing 19 drop boxes at their bus and rail stations and providing free rides on election day.
“From free rides on election day to new places to drop off a ballot, Metro is doing its part to make sure nothing stands between Angelenos and their ability to vote,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who also serves as Metro Board Chair.
This election cycle, voters have more options than ever before. They can vote by mail; use drop boxes or go to the polls in person.