LTCC’s University Center Serving as Voting Center
October 5, 2020
Lake Tahoe Community College’s Lisa Maloff University Center (LMUC) will serve as one of two local Voting Centers for El Dorado County from October 31 through Election Day on November 3, 2020. On these four days, residents can come and vote in person or drop off their filled-out Vote by Mail ballots in person.
The LMUC’s Voting Center hours will be 8:30am-4:30pm from Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2. Election Day hours on Nov. 3 will be 7am-8pm. A second local Voting Center at the California Conservation Corps building in Meyers will have the same operating days and hours, as will all 13 Voting Centers located throughout the county. Residents can go to any of these locations to vote, or drop off their mail-in ballots.
All Voting Centers, including LTCC’s, will follow strict protocols to keep voters and election staff safe. Face masks, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, and face shields will be available to anyone who needs them. Social distancing will be implemented and face masks will be required to enter the LMUC. For those who cannot wear face coverings, an alternative area will be set up for drive-up/curbside voting. Election workers will wear protective face coverings and barriers will be in place between workers and voters. Voting booths will be spaced 6 feet apart and will include privacy barriers. Regular sanitizing will be conducted throughout all hours and days of operation.
Ballots can also be mailed from home – make sure to allow enough time for mailed-in ballots to be taken in, processed, and postmarked no later than November 3 at 8pm. Ballots can also be filled out at home and turned in at one of the county Drop Boxes, which are monitored by elections officials. These drop boxes open on October 6 and will be locked at 8pm on Election Day. To find out where all county Drop Box and Voting Centers are located, visit www.edcgov.us/elections.
Ballots have been mailed out locally by the county and should have been received by October 5. Call (530) 621-7480 if you have not received yours by then. There is still time for Californians to register to vote online – go to https://registertovote.ca.gov/?t=s by October 19. Check your voting status at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov to ensure you're set. To find out when your ballot is received and counted, you can receive ballot tracking alerts by email, text, or phone by registering at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov.
Lake Tahoe Community College is located at One College Drive off of Al Tahoe Boulevard in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The Lisa Maloff University Center is located next to the Fine Arts building and Duke Theatre on campus. Parking is free and ample – the LMUC has its own lot, or voters can park in the Main Lot in front of the library. Please maintain social distancing and wear face coverings in these areas as there could be crowds of people, especially on Election Day. For more information, visit www.ltcc.edu or call (530) 541-4660.