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UPDATE: Arcadia City Council Elections Mobile Voting Unit

CORRECTION: Due to COVID-19 Staffing Restrictions the Los Angeles County Mobile Voting Information Unit Will be Available at Arcadia City Hall Beginning on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.

April 8, 2020 – The Arcadia City Council elections for District 1 and District 4 are still in progress. The Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder is providing a mobile voter unit at Arcadia City Hall on Saturday, April 11, 2020, through Election Day, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Previously, the City of Arcadia had announced that the mobile voter unit would begin service on Friday, April 10, 2020, but due to Los Angeles County COVID-19 staffing restrictions that is no longer the case. Service will be provided beginning Saturday, April 11, 2020. Please contact the Arcadia City Clerk’s Office at (626) 574-5410 or email us at cityclerk@ArcadiaCA.gov with questions.

The all mail-in ballot election will continue without interruption through Election Day on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Here is what voters need to know:

  • Beginning on Saturday, April 11, 2020, through Election Day, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder will have a mobile voter information unit stationed at the Arcadia City Hall parking lot, located at 240 W. Huntington Drive. The mobile voter information unit will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The mobile unit will also provide provisional ballots as needed to voters who do not have a ballot or are registering to vote.
  • Ballots were mailed on March 16, 2020. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorders Office at (800) 815-2666, Option 2 or visit the above mentioned mobile voting information unit.
  • You can mail your completed ballot or drop off your ballot at Arcadia City Hall by using the ballot drop box located near the Arcadia Transit stop in the City Hall parking lot. The ballot drop box is open 24 hours a day through Election Day. On Election Day, the drop box will be closed at 8:00 p.m.
  • NOTE: The Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s Office is closed to visitors. If you have not received a ballot, please contact the County at the number listed above as soon as possible so a new ballot can be mailed to you. You may also visit the mobile voter information unit at Arcadia City Hall beginning Saturday, April 11, 2020, for a new ballot.

Per the latest information from local, state, and federal public health officials, the risk of contracting the virus remains low. There are steps individuals can take to help minimize and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching face (eyes, nose, and mouth) with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wear face coverings in public.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Practice social distancing; avoid groups; maintain at least 6 feet from others.

Anyone who was recently in an area that is currently experiencing a high infection rate of COVID-19 and feels sick with a fever, cough, or has difficulty breathing within 14 days after leaving should:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before going to a doctor's office or emergency room, patients should call ahead and tell them about their recent travel and symptoms.
  • Self-quarantine and avoid contact with others.
  • Not travel while sick.
  • Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their sleeve (not their hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

For more information regarding the COVID-19, please visit any of the following websites:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – publichealth.lacounty.gov
California Department of Public Health – cdph.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – cdc.gov

For more information regarding the City of Arcadia’s response to COVID-19 along with future updates regarding City services, text ARCADIACOV19 to 888777 for SMS updates or please visit us at ArcadiaCA.gov/covid19 or contact us at (626) 574-5401.

Published: October 30, 2020