Early Voting Has Quadruple the 2012 Numbers for LA County
Voting has begun for California. Ballots were mailed out earlier this week and so far more than 200 people have voted in LA County, according to the County Registrar.
The numbers show that nearly four times the amount of people as in 2012 have currently vote by mail.
This year was the first year the vote-by-mail voters in LA received an “I Voted” sticker along with their ballot. Approximately 1.6 million stickers were sent out this year in an effort to increase turnout even further.
“When people share the value and importance of voting with those in their personal and professional network, the likelihood their peers will vote goes up,” said Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for LA. “The ‘I Voted’ sticker serves as a symbolic statement that voting is a part of community.”
Statewide, county clerks have been struggling to keep up with the high number of registrants. And the Secretary of State has already been able to receive about half of the $32 million he has requested for county election offices.
The last day to register to vote or change party preference is May 23 for the June 7 primary.
Register to vote here.
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