Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

Primary Voting Is Different This Year: More Locations, More Time, New Machines

Screen capture of the New Voting Experience video on LAvote.net.


Alhambra , CA

Voting procedures for California’s March 3 primary election will be different this year.  Election day will be replaced by period voting, specifically 11 days including March 3.  In Los Angeles County, the designated polling locations will be replaced by unassigned Voting Centers. Ballot marking devices have been upgraded and, according to the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, they are customizable, accessible and secure.

Vote centers from polling places

On past election days, voters in L.A. County would be required to vote at a polling place assigned to them based on their address from which they registered to vote.

For example, if you were registered to vote from an address around the intersections of Commonwealth Avenue and Fremont Avenue in Alhambra, your polling place was probably the youth center at Emery Park. If you worked in another city on election day or moved without changing your voter registration, your option would have been to go back to Emery Park to vote.

This year, you can vote anywhere in Los Angeles County. Voting centers will look and feel familiar, but you’re not obligated to go to one location.

Vote Centers are public schools, city buildings, colleges, family service centers, places of worship – any place a person might trust with their families, information or wellbeing might be a Vote Center. Cal State LA, for instance, will have a voting center.

As of Saturday, Feb. 15, there are 973 centers, including one on Catalina Island.

Find your options here.

Voting over multiple days

This presidential primary is March 3. However, the window for L.A. County residents to vote is from Saturday,  Feb. 22 to March 3. Go to any Vote Center within these 11 days.

There is a live poll book that updates in real time to prevents people from voting  at multiple times within this time block. You can update your registration information and Vote by Mail voters can cast regular ballots without the mailed ballots because they will be accounted for in the poll book.

Updates to ballot marking devices

These new machines have a digital interface that prints a paper ballot.

The voter can access 13 languages, change the text size, access audio and other accessibility features.

When finished voting, the ballot marking device will print your paper ballot to be deposited into a ballot  box.

For those concerned about security and integrity of the vote, L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk says the machines are not on a linked network, and not the internet.

This introductory video from the Registrar-Recorder’s office gives an overview of the new procedures:

There is much new information about voting. Over the next week,  the Alhambra Source will post about Measure AL, the only local measure on the ballot, and more information on using the ballot marking devices.

You can still register to vote. Register by Feb. 16 or walk into a Vote Center.

For general information about the voting process visit the New Voting Experience page.

To request voting materials in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese or English, call (800) 481-8683.

For information about voting while incarcerated, LA Vote has fact sheets in English and Spanish.


Read this story in Spanish or Chinese.

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply