Three voting precincts at American Legion Post 283 in Pacific Palisades held steady in the late morning Tuesday, March for the city's primary nominating election.
One trend seen in the Palisades Tuesday was some confusion among voters who's voting precinct location changed from the previous election.
Precinct 9005916B Inspector Robert Illes said at 11:30 a.m. that everything was running smoothly, with no issues during the morning rush. There are approximately 100 ballots cast so far for that precinct.
"People are showing up," he said.
Precinct 9005914 Inspector Nick Omana said he had 68 ballots cast at the same time, with an additional 25 dropped off. Poll worker Donfred Francois Longware said its his tenth year working an election, and is poised to handle the foot traffic remainder of the day.
Palisades resident Chris Spitz made her way inside American Legion to cast her ballot.
"It's about finding a candidate who will truly address the fiscal crisis," she said, summing up her main concerns about voting Tuesday. "And to truly protect the character of Pacific Palisades."
Like the November election and other times before, Loyola Marymount University students are conducting exit polls at this polling location.
At 12:45 p.m. at Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, foot traffic picked up when Patch arrived to check the numbers. Inspector Deirdre Sloyan of the "below Sunset" precinct, or 9001382A, said they had 75 ballots cast. Poll workers JoAnn Schoemann and Nancy Carter of precinct 9005918A said they had 140 ballots cast, and poll workers for precinct 9007679A had 65 ballots cast plus nine provisional ballots.
According to the Los Angeles City Clerk's Office at midday, 148,846 out of
663,086 vote-by-mail ballots, or 22.4 percent, had been turned in as of this
morning. That translates into a turnout of 22.4 percent turnout for vote-by-
- City News Service contributed to this report.
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