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LOS ANGELES VOTER'S GUIDE

Voter Information

April 08, 2001|MALOY MOORE

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

To locate your polling place: Call the city clerk's office toll free at 1 (888) 873-1000 or sign on to the clerk's Web site at www.lacity.org/CLK/Election. On the left hand side of the screen, click on: Where Do I Vote?

Absentee ballots: Can be delivered election day to any polling place that is open. To find the location of a polling place to drop off an absentee ballot, call the toll-free number above. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received at the city clerk's office no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted.

Vote in person before election: Can be done at the city clerk's office, 700 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, on Monday.

Newly registered voters: Should have received a postcard confirming their registration and showing the location of their polling place. Contact the city clerk's office for more information.

Sample ballot: Available online at the city clerk's Web site, listed above. Click on: What Am I Voting On?

How to vote: In the aftermath of the Florida punch-card ballot fiasco in the presidential election, Los Angeles poll workers have been trained to teach voters how to punch the cards completely so there are no hanging chads. Voters with any questions or concerns should speak to election workers at their polling place. Information on punch-card voting is also available at the city clerk's Web site. Click on: All About Chad.

On the Web

Special coverage of Los Angeles city and county races can be found on the Los Angeles Times Web site at:

http://www.latimes.com/cityhall

Coverage includes:

* Endorsements by The Times in Los Angeles city and county races

* Election stories and candidate profiles by Times staff writers

* City Council district profiles

* Sample ballots and polling place locations

* Information on how to reach the candidates

* Financial statements of the candidates from the Los Angeles Ethics Commission Web site

* Updated results for city and county races, available election night

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