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Over 50% of LA County Has Voted, 5 Hours To Go

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South LA residents cast their votes outside a church polling site which has lost electrical power this morning (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

We just spoke to the LA County Recorder-Register's Office who said that 53.4% of voters, or 2,296,200 people, have voted so far--as of 3:00 p.m.--in this election. Despite earlier reports saying these numbers do not include early voting, these numbers actually do include the "vote-by-mail add-on factor," as they call it. Over one million vote-by-mail requests were made for this election, but as of yesterday over 647,000 ballots had been turned in. People may vote by "mail" today by turning their ballot in to any polling place before 8:00 p.m. when polls close.