Early, early voting in LA County off to a slow start

While early, early voting is now available throughout California, there seem to be few early, early voters. According to the Los Angeles Times:

It was the second day of early voting for the statewide Nov. 7 election, and sample and absentee ballots were just starting to land in mailboxes — which historically starts people thinking about their vote, said Dean C. Logan, chief deputy registrar-recorder and county clerk.

Only a dozen people had cast ballots in the Norwalk office by early afternoon Wednesday. The day’s total of voters won’t be tallied until today, and their votes won’t be counted until election night.

On Tuesday, 46 people voted, 19 using the 6-year-old electronic touch screen. A third of Wednesday’s voters used the screen system.

The early voting push is part of the registrar’s campaign to make it almost impossible for someone to find an excuse not to vote.

“For early voting, the voter gets to choose when and where they want to vote,” Logan said. And starting Oct. 25, voters can cast ballots at 16 locations in addition to the registrar’s office. Besides the touch screens, another option at all 17 sites is dropping off an absentee ballot.