Today, voters from throughout Los Angeles County make their way to the polls to exercise their democratic rights.
“Voting is one of the most simple yet powerful acts for social change in our society, but too few citizens take full advantage of this hard-won right,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
In Los Angeles County, an estimated 4.8 million citizens are registered to vote. Nationally, six million Americans did not vote in the 2008 election due to a lack of information. The National Voter Registration Act was passed in 1993 to increase the political participation of historically unrepresented people, and section 7 requires that public offices provide public assistance with voter registration.
In preparation for the election, the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/county clerk has launched a new voter-friendly website. The new site is easier to navigate on mobile devices and desktop computers and features a wealth of useful information:
- Find My Polling Place & Sample Ballot Lookup: Don’t know where to vote or what’s on your ballot? Enter your house and street name to find your polling place and sample ballot.
- Check Your Voter Registration Status: After you have registered to vote, you can check if your registration has been processed.
- Vote by Mail Status
- Subscribe to E-Sample Ballot: Receive your Official Sample Ballot by email.
- Locate Your District By Name or By Address
- Contact information for voters: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 815-2666
“We must make every effort to encourage and assist citizens to vote. If you don’t vote on Tuesday, you forfeit your right to complain on Wednesday,” the Supervisor said.