Vote Center Placement Project
LA County is choosing where vote centers should be located, and you can help. Share your input (external link)
The California Voter's Choice Act (SB 450) was passed on September 29, 2016. This new legislation authorized the County of Los Angeles to conduct any election as a vote center election including ballot drop-off locations and vote centers.
In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period. The Vote Center Placement Project's (VCPP) core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout Los Angeles County. The goals of the VCPP are as follows:
- Ensure vote center locations are accessible and convenient to voters.
- Gather and consider community input in vote center location selection.
- Educate the public about the new voter experience.
- Ensure the vote center implementation plan meets regulatory requirements.
The County is seeking public input to identify vote center locations. Many factors must be considered in identifying locations, including geographic and demographic constraints that could present barriers to voting in particular locations or near sensitive populations. To ensure these considerations are accounted for, the following parameters have been established:
- Same day registration at all vote centers.
- 10 days before the election (minimum 8 hours/day) at least one vote center is provided for every 30,000 registered voters.
- On Election Day and the three days prior (7 am – 8 pm), at least one vote center is provided for every 7,500 registered voters.
- Every city with at least 1,000 registered voters would have at least one vote center.
The community can provide their input and suggestions on where they believe vote centers can and should be placed. The public will have the opportunity to participate online and in-person.
To suggest vote center locations through our interactive map, available in multiply languages, follow the link: Suggest Vote Centers. Last day to share your input is Friday, August 24, 2018.
In addition, the County of Los Angeles will be hosting community meetings throughout the county to provide input and to help identity vote center. Community meetings dates will be provided by the County at a later date.
For more information regarding the Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) project, please visit the County of Los Angeles website at LA Vote or by phone at (562) 462-32697.
To reach Monterey Park City Clerk's office, please call (626) 307-1360 or by email at City Clerk email.
City of Monterey Park News Release
Monterey Park, Calif. – November 28, 2018 – The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders Officeis working on a new voting system for the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election and beyond. The new system will allow registered voters to cast their ballot at any vote center location in Los Angeles County. You will no longer have to go to your designated polling place. Voters will be able to obtain their ballot at any vote center location in the County.
The Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP) has started conducting community meetings. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has partnered with Community Based Organizations to host and facilitate 33 meetings across the County through January 2019.
The public is invited to learn about the VSAP program and provide input on recommended Vote Center locations and suggest additional sites in their own community and countywide.
There will be two (2) community meetings to discuss possible locations for the City of Monterey Park.
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Weingarten East Los Angeles YMCA
2900 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90023.
Language Assistance: Spanish
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
401 North Garfield Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
Language Assistance: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese