This Election Day, L.A. County will assemble 4,684 polling precincts — each staffed by poll workers and supplied with thousands of ballots, phones, voting machines, flags, door stops, extension cords, pens, magnifying glasses and all manner of other equipment, and all of it trucked or shipped in and set up in a matter of hours.
How's it done? We went to L.A. County's Elections Operations Center, to find out. The 110,000 square-foot warehouse in Santa Fe Springs is filled with supplies and armed with logistical equipment for the big day.
Here's a breakdown of the Election Day feat by the numbers and in images.
|4,684||polling places in Los Angeles County|
|4,544,455||registered voters in L.A. County|
|22,207||poll workers hired|
|1,000||temporary employees hired by the operations center|
|306||trucks rented to transport polling materials|
|4,684||cell phones distributed for curbside voting|
|4,684||fabric American flags distributed|
|74||regional centers distribute poll materials|
A 150-by-15-foot mural by artist Rebeca Méndez hangs in the operations center, titled "Tree By Tree, From Sea to Mountains."
Ready to vote? Check out our 2014 General Election Voter Guide before you head to the polls, and find your polling place below.