To ensure registered voters in Los Angeles County have a safe and convenient option to cast their ballot in the presidential general election, StreetsLA announced on Sept. 10 that 77 vote-by-mail drop boxes will be installed outside city public libraries and city recreation facilities.
StreetsLA is working with Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, who reached out to StreetsLA – also known as the Bureau of Street Services – for assistance on this request.
There will be 72 drop boxes installed outside city public libraries, five outside of Recreation and Parks facilities and 46 drop boxes placed by Recreation and Parks in their properties, for a total of 123 citywide. The boxes will be easily accessible and conveniently located for voters to drop off their ballot.
“Nothing should keep Angelenos from casting their ballot, because our democracy is stronger when more people engage in our political process,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti city. “It’s our responsibility to make voting as simple, easy and accessible as possible, and these new ballot boxes will place the power of participation in the heart of local communities, preserving and promoting every Angeleno’s democratic rights.”
All vote-by-mail drop boxes throughout the city and county will be available to voters beginning Oct. 5 – the same day L.A. County begins mailing vote-by-mail ballots to voters.
“Public Works is very excited to collaborate with the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder, along with our fellow city departments to expand and maximize vote-by-mail access across Los Angeles,” Board of Public Works President Greg Good said. “Voting should be easy – and providing Angelenos additional and convenient options to send in their ballot is something we relish being a part of.”
“StreetsLA is proud to assist in this important civic initiative and I thank the staff who are working quickly to get these 77 convenient mail drop boxes installed and in place for the election,” StreetsLA Executive Director and General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said.
For information, visit streetsla.lacity.org.
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