On January 31, 2018, the Media and Communications section of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk unveiled this year’s South Lobby display entitled the “Evolution of Voting in Los Angeles County.” The new display provides a visual of Los Angeles County’s voting experiences of the past, present and future. Members of the public can view the complete transformation of elections starting with one of the LA County’s first versions of the punch card voting system, the current InkaVote Plus system and through to the future with the modern components of Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP), including the Ballot Marking Device (BMD, Interactive Sample Ballot (ISB) and ePollbooks. It offers the public an opportunity to learn about the upcoming changes of the VSAP implementation with the ability to take information about the California Voter’s Choice Act with them as they look at the display.
As we move into the future, it is important to learn from the voting systems of the past while highlighting the imperative need to modernize LA County’s voting experience. The South Lobby display located at our Norwalk Headquarters is available for public viewing throughout 2018.