LANCASTER — Voters looking to cast their ballots do not have to wait until Nov. 6, as Los Angeles County offers early voting this weekend at the Lancaster Public Library, 601 Lancaster Blvd., in the Ana Davis Room.
Voting will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Those in line by 4 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
The library is one of 10 locations in the county offering the weekend voting, providing another avenue for voters who may not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day.
Early voting was also offered last weekend, Oct. 27 and 28.
This early voting is in-person voting, but will not use the ink-a-vote system that is found to mark ballots at polling places on Election Day. Instead, voters will fill out and turn in a vote by mail ballot, officials from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office said.
The ballots will be counted as early voting ballots.
In addition to voting in person, voters may also drop off mail-in ballots at the library during the weekend voting service.
Eligible residents who missed the voter registration deadline may fill out a conditional voter registration at the site and cast a provisional ballot. Conditional voter registration is only available at the weekend voting sites and at the Registrar-Recorder Office in Norwalk. It will not be available at polling places on Election Day or online, officials said.
As soon as the conditional voter registration application is verified, the provisional ballot will be counted and the registration will become active.
The voter may then vote in any future election in which they are eligible to participate, according to election officials.
Voters who have cast provisional ballots may check the status of their ballot online 30 days after the election.
In order to check the status at www.lavote.net/pbstatus, voters will need to provide their last name, birth date and house number (not street name).
Voters who do not have computer access may call 800-815-2666, option 2 or 800-841-8683.
Past election records show that on average 85-90% of provisional ballots are valid and counted, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office.
For Antelope Valley residents in Kern County, early voting is available strictly through vote-by-mail ballots, Kern County Elections officials said.
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