Voters will be able to cast their ballots for November’s election at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, school officials announced Monday.

The college’s vote venter will operate Saturday, Oct. 24, through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, inside the Campus Inn. Rio Hondo College is one of multiple community partners to host vote centers as part of a countywide Voting Solutions for All People initiative.

“Rio Hondo College is committed to ensuring access and equity for our community of students, staff and faculty in all matters — not only education,” said Teresa Dreyfuss, acting superintendent and president. “We are pleased to provide this civic service to our community.”

The vote center will offer same-day registration, voting support in multiple languages, replacement ballots for vote-by-mail voters and ballot drop-off, with all activity following social distancing guidelines required by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“One of the pillars of a representative democracy is the access to vote — that’s why we partnered with the county to host a Vote Center,” Board of Trustees President Oscar Valladares said. “Our Vote Center provides our students, staff and community with a single place to register and vote which is critical to build socially, economically and healthy resilient communities.”

This will be the second time the college has served as a vote center this year; it previously hosted voting from Feb. 29 to March 3 for the California 2020 primary election.

The Campus Inn is on the main campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road, where the vote center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day; hours for other days are being finalized.

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