Walter Pyramid holds a lot of history, and the 2020 California Primary will make another impact on the iconic blue building.
For the first time, the Pyramid will be a Los Angeles County Vote Center. From Feb. 29 to March 3, students, staff and faculty can vote at The Pointe in Pacific Sunset Rooms A and B or drop off a filled-out vote-by-mail ballot at the Information Booth in University Student Union.
Voting in L.A. County will be different during this year’s primary. There will be no paper ballots; every vote will be taken on a touch screen Ballot Marking Device. The voting period will last over several days instead of one Election Day, and voters can verify their registration or register in-person at their Vote Center of choice.
In addition, polling places are now a thing of the past. Voters now have the option to cast a ballot at any Vote Center in the county. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use Walter Pyramid as their Vote Center.
Pacific Sunset Rooms A and B will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, through Monday, March 2, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, March 3.
The rooms are ADA accessible, and there will be an option to not only verify voter registration, but also register in-person.
Parking for voters who are not students, faculty or staff is extremely limited. Because Walter Pyramid is close to public transportation, Long Beach locals are encouraged to use Long Beach Transit if they wish to use Walter Pyramid as their Vote Center.
In addition, election workers are needed. If you are interested in applying, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar website to find out more information.
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