Early Voting Begins Today – Here’s What To Know Before You Go
Early voting is underway for the runoff election that was supposed to happen on May 27 but was postponed until now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Probably the biggest race on the ballot is the runoff between Yvonne Rosales and James Montoya for District Attorney. Longtime DA Jaime Esparza chose not to run again this year.
You will be able to early vote from today, June 29 through July 10th. There are a few things you need to know about this early voting go around that are different from voting in the past:
1. Poll workers will be wearing personal protective equipment. There will also be six feet between polling booths. If you are going inside a polling place to vote, you are encouraged to wear a mask.
2. No “I Voted” stickers. Sorry but you won’t be able to vote for the ‘Gram. No Facebook post for you with the I Voted sticker because officials are trying to minimize person-to-person contact.
3. Curbside voting – You don’t have to go inside a polling location if you don’t want to. Just pull up curbside to your polling place and a poll worker will come to you. You don’t have to call ahead for the service, but it will expedite things if you do.
4. Vote by mail. You can request a ballot if you’re eligible by July 2.
You can click here to find out questions about where the closest polling place is to you, how to vote by mail, and whether you're registered to vote in this or the upcoming presidential election in November.