To ensure registered voters in Los Angeles County have a safe and convenient option to cast their ballot in the Presidential General Election, StreetsLA is installing 77 Vote by Mail Drop Boxes outside City public libraries and City recreation facilities. The Board of Public Works Commission voted last Friday to authorize and move forward with the installations.
StreetsLA is working with Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, who reached out to StreetsLA for assistance on this request. There will be 72 drop boxes installed outside City public libraries and five outside of Recreation and Parks facilities and 46 drop boxes placed by Recreation and Parks in their properties for a total of 123 citywide. The boxes will be easily accessible and conveniently located for voters to drop off their ballot.
“Nothing should keep Angelenos from casting their ballot, because our democracy is stronger when more people engage in our political process,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “It’s our responsibility to make voting as simple, easy, and accessible as possible, and these new ballot boxes will place the power of participation in the heart of local communities, preserving and promoting every Angeleno’s democratic rights.”
The installations began this past weekend and are scheduled to be completed by September 20. All Vote by Mail Drop Boxes throughout the city and county will be available to voters beginning October 5 – the same day L.A. County begins mailing Vote by Mail ballots to voters.
“Public Works is very excited to collaborate with the LA County Registrar-Recorder, along with our fellow City departments to expand and maximize vote-by-mail access across Los Angeles,” said Board of Public Works President Greg Good. “Voting should be easy – and providing Angelenos additional and convenient options to send in their ballot is something we relish being a part of.”
"StreetsLA is proud to assist on this important civic initiative and I thank the staff who are working quickly to get these 77 convenient mail drop boxes installed and in place for the election,” said StreetsLA Executive Director and General Manager Adel Hagekhalil.