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One Week From Election Day: Vote By Mail Ballots Counted So Far, The Experience At Vote Centers And More

A woman uses hand sanitizer, required by all on entry to the LA County Arboretum Botanic Garden voting center which opened over the weekend on October 26, 2020 in Arcadia, California. - A surge of early voting for the 2020 US Elections suggests this election could have the highest voter turnout in over a century. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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A woman uses hand sanitizer, required by all on entry to the LA County Arboretum Botanic Garden voting center which opened over the weekend on October 26, 2020 in Arcadia, California.

We’re a mere seven days away from election day 2020 and while we aren’t certain we’ll have results for the presidential race that day, there are plenty of other state and local races and measures on the ballot to watch that might be a little clearer as the polls close across the country next Tuesday night.

We’re a mere seven days away from election day 2020 and while we aren’t certain we’ll have results for the presidential race that day, there are plenty of other state and local races and measures on the ballot to watch that might be a little clearer as the polls close across the country next Tuesday night.

Early vote centers opened this past weekend for in-person voting, and as KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang reports, more than 50,000 turned out to cast their vote at one of the 118 centers that started taking ballots on Saturday.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll check in on early voting in Los Angeles, talk about vote by mail ballots counted so far, plus we want to hear from you if you went to a vote center this weekend -- what was the experience and process like? Share with us by calling 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Michael Alvarez, professor of political and computational social science at Caltech and co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project; he tweets

Brianne Gilbert, associate director for the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University and one of the authors of the recent report “L.A. County Civic Deserts: 2008 to 2020 Analysis of Voter Turnout in Los Angeles County”; she tweets

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