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L.A. County has already broken a voting record

Orange County, voting, convenience

Even before polling places open, Los Angeles County voters have already broken a record, with a 14% voter turnout in early ballots alone, said Los Angeles County Registrar-Record Dean Logan.

Between mail-in ballots and early in-person voting at the Registar’s Norwalk office more than 625,000 ballots have been cast for today’s historic election of the country’s first African-American president or its first female vice president. In Orange County, the early voter turn-out is even a larger, with a record-breaking 29% voter turnout before election day.

Elections officials recommend voting between 9 and 11 a.m. or 1 and 4 p.m. to avoid peak crowds.

--Jennifer Oldham and Kimi Yoshino

(Jennifer and Kimi and a cast of thousands will be updating latimes.com readers Tuesday on balloting, including mishaps, voter reactions and more. Check out latimes.com/california for full coverage.)

More from The Times' Tony Barboza on efforts (like drive-thru balloting) to help Orange County voters.

Photo: Mark Avery / Associated Press

 
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Nice!

We need more involvement, this is fantastic. Finally more people are voting. My hope that more people start doing the homework making more cogent decisions versus just making decisions based on 5 word signs on the side of the road.


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