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Election Day Begins: See What's Happening Across L.A. and Orange Counties

The following article was originally published Nov. 3, 2020, and republished through a collaboration with LAist and KPCC.

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Updated Nov. 3, 2020 at 11:36 a.m.

Millions of voters have already cast their ballots in L.A. and Orange Counties, but for millions more, voting in-person on Election Day has special significance. Here's what's happening at voting centers across the region.

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Inglewood, the Forum Voting Center

Ernestine Lindsay, poll worker for the last 16 years, brings her own stuffed bear to the vote center at the Forum in Inglewood.

Ernestine Lindsay, poll worker for the last 16 years, brings her own stuffed bear to the vote center at the Forum in Inglewood. | Al Kamalizad for LAist

Busy poll workers move voters through the vote center at the Forum in Inglewood.

Busy poll workers move voters through the vote center at the Forum in Inglewood. | Al Kamalizad for LAist

Lyle Nixon stands outside the Forum voting center in Inglewood. He voted days ago at another location and was out walking around the Forum on Election Day.

Lyle Nixon stands outside the Forum voting center in Inglewood. | Al Kamalizad for LAist

Norwalk, Los Angeles Registrar

Signs with instructions at the Los Angeles Registrar's office in Norwalk.

Signs with instructions at the Los Angeles Registrar's office in Norwalk. | Carla Javier/LAist

Maryam Danishwar, 39, votes in her first election at the L.A. Registrar in Norwalk. Born in Afghanistan, she became a naturalized citizen earlier this year.

Maryam Danishwar, 39, votes in her first election at the L.A. Registrar in Norwalk. | Carla Javier/LAist

Voters mill about at the Los Angeles Registrar's office in Norwalk, waiting to cast their ballots.

Voters mill about at the Los Angeles Registrar's office in Norwalk, waiting to cast their ballots. | Carla Javier/LAist

Orange County Registrar

Drive-through ballot drop-off boxes and COVID-19 safety signs outside the Orange Country Registrar.

Drive-through ballot drop-off boxes and COVID-19 safety signs outside the Orange Country Registrar. | Chava Sanchez/LAist

Trinh Luu (left) from Tustin and her sister, Anh Luu (right) from Stanton, arrived at the Orange County Registrar’s office this morning at 6:30 a.m. They came to vote in person because they don’t trust voting by mail. They were the 3rd and 4th people in line.

Trinh Luu (left) from Tustin and her sister, Anh Luu (right) from Stanton, arrived at the Orange County Registrar’s office this morning at 6:30 a.m. | Jill Replogle/LAist

Darice Goodwin from Santa Ana casts her ballot at the Orange County Registrar on Nov. 3, 2020. “There’s something special about voting on Election Day," she said. She appreciates all the different options for voters this year but she still felt worried about what could happen to her ballot. Goodwin wanted to make sure her vote was counted and felt more confident coming to the polls.

Darice Goodwin from Santa Ana casts her ballot at the Orange County Registrar on Nov. 3, 2020. | Chava Sanchez/LAist

Ofelia Gonzales at the Orange County Registrar. She felt really energized by the local elections this year and filled out her ballot beforehand, but wanted to come vote in person to be part of the experience and see all the other voters.

Ofelia Gonzales at the Orange County Registrar. | Chava Sanchez/LAist

South Pasadena, City Hall

No lines or waiting to vote on Nov. 3, 2020.

No lines or waiting to vote on Nov. 3, 2020. | Michael Cosentino/LAist

 

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