L.A. County’s second wave of Vote Centers to open as turnout swells

A new wave of polling places across Los Angeles County will open Friday, Oct. 30, giving voters hundreds of more places to vote in a general election in the county that has already seen more than half the total turnout of four years ago.

The county vote centers opening now through Tuesday, Election Day, will add to the 118 that opened last weekend, bringing the total to 758 centers from the county’s northernmost to its southernmost stretches.

Between the centers and vote-by-mail ballots, early voting turnout has already been remarkable — mirroring trends seen across the country in the run-up to Nov. 3.

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk reported late Wednesday that 1,990,521 vote-by-mail ballots have been cast, with 121,378 early, in-person votes cast.

With less than a week before the election, that means more than 2 million people, among the county’s 5.6 million registered voters, have already cast ballots, according to the registrar’s office.

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