South Redondo Beach residents who wish to vote by mail in the Nov. 5 election for the El Camino Community College District Area 5 Trustee have until Tuesday to request their ballot, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk.
As of last week, the RR/CC had mailed nearly 550,000 vote-by-mail ballots to more than 30 percent of the 1,744,000 eligible registered voters in Los Angeles County.
Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested online at LAVote.net or via the back of the official sample ballot. Ballots can be requested in person at the RR/CC's main office, located in Room 3002 of the third floor at 12400 Imperial Hwy. in Norwalk.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the RR/CC's office in Norwalk by 8 p.m. Nov. 5. Voters can drop off or mail their ballots to the RR/CC headquarters or drop their ballots off at any polling place in L.A. County on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Postmarked envelopes will not be accepted.
There are three candidates for the Area 5 trustee seat for the El Camino Community College District: G. Rick Marshall, a university technology administrator from Torrance; Cliff Numark, a Torrance city councilman and businessman from the Hollywood Riviera; and Aria Shaffiee, a business owner, auditor and educator from Redondo Beach.
This is the first election in which voters in trustee areas can only vote for a representative from that area. Previously, trustees were elected at-large, meaning that anyone within the community college district could vote for any of the trustees.
Area 5 covers South Redondo Beach, the Hollywood Riviera and part of Torrance.