Over four days in February and March, Pasadena City College will serve as one of the 1,000 Los Angeles County Vote Centers, providing our students, faculty, staff, and community with new flexibility in participating in our democracy.
A new model developed by LA County allows voters to cast ballots at any Vote Center across the county – not only in their own neighborhood precincts – and also encourages voting during a multi-day period culminating in Election Day, on March 3. The new system is aimed at increasing voter participation and reducing barriers to voting, and is expected to drive younger voters and others to have their voices heard.
The Vote Center will be staffed by County election workers and operated entirely by the County. It will open for service on Saturday, Feb. 29, and remain open until Tuesday, March 3. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to the high-profile presidential primary, there are a number of important local races and questions on the ballot, including a statewide measure that would authorize bonds for facilities at community colleges, public universities, preschools, and K-12 schools. More information about Proposition 13 is available on the California Secretary of State website (see Proposition 13 Summary and Analysis (PDF) and Proposition 13 Arguments in Favor and Rebuttals (PDF)).
For more information about the Vote Centers and/or voting in the March 3 election, please visit the Vote Center Placement Project website.