MockElection_Banner_702x336-02-002Consider it a trial run as the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk will be on-site tonight at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library meeting room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You will learn how to use the tablet-like machine and get familiar with your voting center options. For the March election, 5,000 traditional neighborhood polling places will be replaced by 1,000 new voting centers. Voters will have the flexibility to go to any of the locations to cast a ballot. The new voting machine resembles a large tablet and the new method even allows people to pre-vote on their smartphones using their sample ballot pamphlet.

Once they arrive at the voting center, they’ll receive a QR code that can be scanned on the voting machine to retrieve their ballot. Officials say Los Angeles County is modernizing the voting experience to stay current. The technology will allow people to vote when, where and how they want. It will give citizens more options with full language services and expanded accessibility.

This event is open and free to the public, registration is not required.  There will be light refreshments.