More than 500,000 already have voted by mail, L.A. County says
Democratic ballots -- 277,741 -- made up the largest number of those returned by 2:30 p.m., the L.A. County registrar-recorder's office said. Republicans had returned 162,788 of the ballots, and voters without a party preference accounted for another 71,426.
Ballots cannot be counted until the polls close on election day, Nov. 6.
Mail voters who wish to see whether the county has received their ballots may do so by signing on to lavote.net and clicking on the "vote by mail status" button.
-- Jean Merl
Photo: Voting at a Van Nuys restaurant during the June primary. Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times