With only one early voting location in all of Los Angeles County, it's little surprise that incredibly long lines face anyone hoping to cast a ballot at the County Registrar/Recorders office in Norwalk. LAist is reporting that one voter it took one voter well over 3 hours to complete the process.
Fortunately, one commenter at California Faultline suggests a solution: make a reservation. Here's his instructions:
Call the RR/CC number 1-800-815-2666 extension 2. I was on hold for 8 minutes before they answered (8 minutes on the phone in my home is much better than 2 hours in a line). Ask for an EXPRESS BALLOT. They will ask for your name and identifying info and put your ballot aside. They will also give you a time by which you have to be there.
Then go to Norwalk (and take your filled in sample ballot with you - you will need it). Allow extra time for parking. You will see a very long line of people, waiting to vote, snaking around the big building. Do NOT go into this line. Instead walk directly into the building and take the elevator to the third floor. Follow the red line taped to the floor to the DMV style office at the end of several corridors. Once inside the office look for a green sign hanging over the counter that says “Express Ballot”. Walk to that counter, show your ID and ask for your ballot.
The Registrar/Recorders office will be open throughout the weekend and Monday for early voting: 8am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, 8am to 4pm on Sunday, and 8am to 5pm on Monday.