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New Voting System Results in Long Lines on Last Day of Elections

Voters waiting in line at City Hall on March 3.

Posted Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:38 pm

By Sandra Sims

Los Angeles County voters including Beverly Hills residents experienced bumps on the learning curve when it came to the new Los Angeles Voting System. Despite the 11-day voting period, and absentee ballots, voters still had to wait in long lines, particulary on March 3, the final election day. The Beverly Hills City Council Voting Center location resembled a line for an amusement park attraction with voters circling outside the building. Some voters estimated that they waited two hours or more to cast their vote. Contributing to the long lines, voting challenges included technological problems associated with check-in devices and inadequent staffing, as well as a substantial reduction in voting centers from approximately 4,500 to about 978.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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