Vote Centers In Hollywood: Where To Vote In Person 2020

Kenan Draughorne
·2 min read

HOLLYWOOD, 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.

Several voting centers will open in Hollywood this Saturday. Find a few centers below:

  • Magic Castle

    • 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

  • Selma Avenue Elementary School

    • 6611 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

  • Stanley Social

    • 1510 N Stanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

  • Hollywood Bowl

    • 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

  • Plummer Park Community Center

    • 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood CA 90046

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 and more than 21 million ballots were mailed to California voters and an astonishing 7 million ballots have already been cast in this historic election.

This article originally appeared on the Hollywood Patch