With nearly 10 million residents spread across 4,084 square miles, California’s Los Angeles County has the largest population of any county in the nation. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is tasked with making sure the county’s 5.3 million voters have easy and equitable access to voting. For decades, Los Angeles county was relying on manual voting technology that originated in the 1960s. It lacked flexibility and it wasn’t equally accessible to all LA County voters. The entire voting system was replaced and is now known as Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP).
The voter experience was at the center of the VSAP design. It had to be convenient and accessible, with expanded voting options. With VSAP, voters are no longer tied to a specific precinct, they can vote anywhere in the county, a boon for Angelinos who battle the infamous LA traffic every day. Elections are now held for 11 days, instead of the traditional one day, and election materials are offered in 13 languages.