May 4, 2020

Statement on CA25 Special Election Voting Centers

May 4, 2020
LACDP Chair Mark J Gonzalez calls on LA County Registrar to add Voting Center in Lancaster for CA25 Special Election
 

LOS ANGELES, CA --  In response to the lack of diverse areas receiving voting centers in CA25 and across LA County, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez released the following statement: 

“For the second time in just a matter of weeks, voters in Congressional District 25 are returning their ballots or headed to voting centers to cast ballots in a Special Election. This is also the second time since the introduction of voting centers that Dean Logan’s Registrar’s office has failed to provide voting locations in areas with a predominantly Black or Latino voting base. Lancaster is the single most diverse part of the district, and yet the nearest voting center is nine miles away. Registrar Logan’s Voting Center placement decisions need to be consistent with our state’s focus on ensuring that every voter has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, register to vote, change their voter registration and more, especially in communities of color. I urge the Registrar’s office to swiftly and safely add a voting location in the Lancaster area for the upcoming Special Election, ensuring that voting equipment is working properly, and that all center workers have PPE and are following proper safety guidelines. The Registrar should also seriously consider building a diverse task force to identify future locations every election and ways to ensure that voters don’t have to worry about how they’re going to participate."