NORWALK - The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has begun issuing vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.A record 1.1 million mail ballots were sent out to all permanent vote-by-mail voters. Twenty-four percent of registered voters in the county are subscribed as permanent vote-by-mail voters. Voters can still request mail ballots through Oct. 30. "Requesting a vote by mail ballot is fast and easy," said registrar-recorder Dean Logan. "Voters can complete the application on the back of their sample ballot and mail it to the RRCC, or visit lavote.net and complete the online application. Instructions on how to apply for permanent vote by mail status can also be viewed online at lavote.net." In order to be counted, ballots cast by mail must be returned with sufficient time for mail delivery to the RR/CC by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. Mail ballots can also be returned in person to RR/CC headquarters in Norwalk or delivered to any polling place in Los Angeles County before polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots received after 8 p.m. on Nov. 6, regardless of postmark, will not be accepted. L.A. County voters can track their mail ballot by using the vote-by-mail inquiry form online at lavote.net. For multilingual assistance in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai or Vietnamese, call (800) 481-8683.
********** Published: October 11, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 26