Extended hours will be offered Friday through Monday, October 31st to November 3rd, for voters wishing to vote early, according to Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan.
To accommodate the growing number of citizens wishing to vote early, office hours at the county clerk headquarters, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st, will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Early voting will also be available Sunday, November 2nd, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hours on Thursday, October 30th, and Monday, November 3rd, will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early voiting can be done at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk.
“Early voting activity in Los Angeles County reflects high interest by voters wishing to cast their ballots prior to election day,” Logan said. “They are flocking to the registrar-recorder in record breaking numbers.
“The weekend of October 25th-26th, we began a ‘seven day a week cycle’ open to the public for early voting. During that weekend alone, over 2,600 voters came into the office, with another 1,300 the following Monday.”
To date, over 977,000 voters have requested vote by mail ballots, and more than 329,500 have returned their voted ballot by mail or in-person to the county clerk.
“The number of vote by mail ballots requested has surpassed the prior record from the November 2004 general election, where with the same number of days remaining before the election, 740,000 requests had been made. The total vote by mail ballots cast in that election was 701,693 representing approximately 22 percent of the total votes cast,” said Logan.
Further information, regarding early voting and vote by mail services, can be obtained at www.lavote.net/ or by calling the county clerk at (800) 815-2666.