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Here's how LA County voting will change in 2020

Residents of Boyle Heights vote in the primary election on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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Residents of Boyle Heights vote in the primary election on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

If you’re one of those people who likes to cast your ballot at your neighborhood polling place, you might try to savor your experience at next Tuesday’s general election. Things are changing soon.

Beginning in 2020, Los Angeles County will shut down thousands of polling locations and replace them with voting centers that would stay open for more than a week.

Back in 2016, the Golden State passed the California Voter’s Choice Act to give voters more options for how, when and where to cast their ballots. Think of it as an effort to revamp an old model for 21st century lives.

Sacramento County and a handful of other counties began making changes this year. Come March 2020, Los Angeles County’s voting system will get a facelift, too, just in time for California’s primary elections in March 2020.

Read more about it on LAist.