CULVER CITY, CA — Voting in the November Presidential Election may look a little different this year, with many ballots already cast by mail. But you can still cast or hand off your ballot in person this year — and you can do it early or on Election Day.
Dubbed “vote centers” rather than “polling places,” physical voting locations will also be a bit different than in years past.
The amount of in-person polling places in California will be limited compared to previous elections, in accordance with a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August, but some vote centers already opened up as early as Oct. 24.
Centers are required to remain open Saturday through Monday Nov. 2 for at least eight hours each day and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Although every registered and active voter in California was already mailed a ballot in October, polling places will still be open for same day voter registration, for those who need assistance with language or disabilities — or for those who simply want to witness the historic election day unfold.
In Culver City, two voting centers have already opened, with the rest opening up Friday. Polls are open from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Election Day, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Here is where to vote in-person beginning Friday or drop off your ballot in Culver City and in nearby Venice and Mar Vista:
Courtyard by Marriott LA - West Side - Palisades Room - 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City
Culver City Julian Dixon Library - Homework Center And Meeting Room - 4975 Overland Ave., Culver City
Four Points By Sheraton LA Westside - Marina Ballroom/Foyer - 5990 Green Valley Cir., Culver City
Fox Hills Parkette - Buckingham Parkway & Hannum Avenue, Culver City
Veterans Memorial Complex - Auditorium - 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City
West Los Angeles College - Instrumental Rehearsal Hall FA 104 - 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City
Oakwood Recreation Center - Gymnasium, 767 California Avenue, Venice
The Rose Room - Rose Room and entry room - 6 Rose Ave., Venice
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library - 501 Venice Blvd., Venice
Westminster Avenue Elementary School - Auditorium - 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Westminster Senior Center - Lobby And Auditorium - 1234 Pacific Ave.
Culver West Alexander Park - 4162 Wade St., Los Angeles
Mar Vista Branch Library - 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
Marina del Rey Middle School - Multi-purpose room/library - 12500 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles
St. Gerard Majella Church - parish hall - 4471 Inglewood Blvd., Los Angeles
There are also drop boxes available near Venice, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista and Culver City:
Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 Venice Boulevard, Venice
Marine Park, 1406 Marine Street, Santa Monica
Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica
Expo/Downtown Santa Monica E Line Station, 402 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica
Montana Ave Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles
Culver West Alexander Park, 4162 Wade Street, Los Angeles
Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver City
West Los Angeles College Library, 9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City
La Cienega/Jefferson Station, 3420 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles
Glen Alla Park, 4601 Alla Road, Los Angeles
Department of Public Social Services - Rancho Park 60, 11110 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
All of these changes to voting in California this year are to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Vote center volunteers and employees are required to space voting booths apart, sanitize surfaces and encourage those waiting in line to socially distance.
Voters are encouraged to arrive with a face covering, but those who show up without will be provided one.
Some of the first vote centers opened in California Oct. 21; in Los Angeles, hundreds lined up outside the Staples Center waiting to vote in person.
In California, more than 21 million ballots were mailed to voters, and an astonishing 7 million ballots have already been cast in the state in this historic election.
Check back with Patch on Election Day for more updates: CA Elections 2020