Understanding the Election Journey
Our Voting Challenge is asking us to examine the election experience – but what do we mean by ‘experience’? In reality, an election is not just the act of casting a ballot; it is a process that includes many activities.
These activities include, but are not limited to:
Registering to vote
Learning about the election
Finding out when and where the election will be held
Getting to the polling place or obtaining an absentee ballot
Signing in at the polling place and getting your ballot
Learning how to mark your ballot
Marking your ballot
Casting your ballot
Learning about the results of the election
The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk has partnered with us in this challenge to help us understand what voting and elections look like in one particular part of the world. While it’s only one example, we thought we’d share a few materials that illuminate what elections look like in Los Angeles.
To start, check out this Election Process Flow that shows the steps each Los Angeles voter takes during an election. You might also want to review the General Voting Principles adopted by LA County to provide election accessibility for all voters.
Next, check out these videos that Los Angeles County prepared to share information and guidance with voters in that district. It might be particularly helpful to watch this video that showcases what voting looks like for people with disabilities and other limitations.