Election Day is tomorrow Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The City of West Hollywood is strongly recommending that residents consider convenient options to return ballots directly to a Vote Center or by depositing ballots in an official Ballot Drop Box, or by voting in person at any Vote Center in Los Angeles County. Traditional neighborhood “polling places” have been replaced in Los Angeles County by Vote Centers, which allow LA County residents (this includes West Hollywood residents) to vote in person at any Vote Center location in LA County through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
There are three Vote Centers in the City of West Hollywood:
- Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard;
- Kimpton La Peer Hotel’s Lobby Rooftop, located at 627 N. La Peer Drive; and
- Iranian American Jewish Federation’s Sapper Hall, 1317 N Crescent Heights Boulevard
Vote Centers will be open from Saturday, October 30, 2020 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Vote Centers are open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the pre-Election Day voting period. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Vote Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For all LA County Vote Center locations and estimated wait times, visit https://locator.lavote.
The City of West Hollywood provides two free options for residents who need transportation assistance to vote in person at a Vote Center. Cityline makes regular stops at or within a few blocks of all three locations. For a route and schedule, visit www.weho.org/cityline. Dial-a-Ride is available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by reservation. Reservations must be made 24 hours before the date/time a ride is needed. For advance reservations, call toll-free (800) 447-2189.
All Vote Centers have made health and safety a priority and will follow state and county public health and safety guidelines, such as:
- Voters must use facial coverings and gloves (coverings and gloves will be made available if needed);
- Wiping and sanitizing all surfaces and Ballot Marking Devices after each voter;
- Enforcement of social distancing of six feet or more; and
- Election workers will wear protective gloves and masks.
In addition to in-person voting at Vote Centers for the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election, the City of West Hollywood has worked with LA County to establish three Ballot Drop Box locations in West Hollywood. These Ballot Drop Boxes are bright yellow and clearly marked. They feature safety and security features, such as 24-hour electronic monitoring. Locations are as follows:
- West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard (Ballot Drop Box located behind City Hall, off of N. Sweetzer Avenue)
- West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard (Ballot Drop Box located on the west side of the street, in front of the library)
- Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (Ballot Drop Box located in front of the Plummer Park Community Center)
The City of West Hollywood encourages every eligible voter to have a vote plan with the following tips:
- Check your voter registration status or register to vote at lavote.net/vrstatus or call (800) 815-2666;
- Decide how you would like to vote: Fill in your ballot and drop off a ballot at a Ballot Drop Box or a Vote Center; or, Vote in-person at a Vote Center;
- Educate yourself about the issues and then vote as soon as you receive your ballot;
- Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote or register to vote;
- Assist those who need help with their mail-in ballot or offer to take a homebound senior to a Vote Center; and
- Track your ballot. You can sign-up to receive personalized text messages, emails, and/or automated voice messages on your Vote-by-Mail ballot (whether sent by mail or dropped off at a Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center) by subscribing to Where’s My Ballot. This is a free service available to all registered voters that provides updated information about where your ballot is and when you can expect to receive it. Sign up to be notified of the status of your ballot at california.ballottrax.net/
City of West Hollywood voters will receive complete ballot information by mail directly from the LA County Registrar-Recorder. In addition to voting for federal, statewide, and LA County measures, initiatives, and candidates, City of West Hollywood voters will:
- Vote to fill two (2) West Hollywood City Council seats for four-year terms; and
- Vote on Measure E will be on the ballot as a yes or no vote.
A list of qualified candidates and more information on Measure E is available at www.weho.org/elections.