Voter Center Placement Project
The goals of the VCPP are as follows:
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.
- 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
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Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP)
By Shirley Harriman
Lake Los Angeles – The Lake Los Angeles Park Association (LLAPA) has taken on the very heavy responsibility of informing a large area of the East Antelope Valley about the transition from polling places to Vote Centers. The transition takes place county-wide in 2020 which is approaching quickly.
Los Angeles County is conducting a comprehensive spatial analysis to understand when and where voters are most likely to vote. The elements to be considered in this analysis will be accessibility, security, proximity, convenience and availability.
As some would resist the change, it will nonetheless be a new voting experience for all voters. The centers will be chosen as convenient, secure and accessible and available for 11 days, as opposed to one general day overall. Vote by Mail Drop Box Locations will be available for 29 days. There is also the possibility of Mobile and Pop-Up Vote Centers. Voter Centers will make voting far more flexible at any location in the County.
County will ensure communities needs are addressed by working directly with citizen advisory groups, hold stakeholder meetings, conduct surveys and provide an interactive online platform to collect community input.
LLAPA was chosen as the Lead Organization to facilitate a large meeting, minimum of 50 community members from the East Antelope Valley which would include Hi Vista, LLA, Littlerock, Pearblossom, Juniper Hills, Llano Roosevelt, S/E AV, South Edwards, Sun Village and parts of the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster.
As of this date, the meeting is scheduled for June 22 starting at 6:00pm at Jackie Robinson Park in Littlerock. As the work progresses, additional information will be provided.
LLAPA requests that residents of the covered area share information with each other as there is no mechanism in place to reach so many people in such a wide-spread area. It will depend upon word of mouth communications. social media, newspapers and fliers.
The meeting presentation will include the support of the Los Angeles County Clerk and Registrar/Recorder. The lead organization will be LLAPA. The supporting organization will be SBCC Thrive LA and the Neighborhood Action Councils (NAC).
Watch for fliers with more information.
Potential Voter Center Locations in Los Angeles County
Map of Focus Area 7
This is a map of the area that the LLAPA has been selected to cover as part of the Community Outreach Meetings for the Voter Center Placement Project.