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The Nov. 3 election could test California’s commitment to voting by mail.

Californians have been voting by mail for years. In March, more than 72% of ballots cast in the primary came through the postal service.

But voting by mail has not been embraced everywhere, most notably Los Angeles County.

This year, every active registered voter will get a ballot in the mail at least 29 days before the election.

State officials hope it will encourage more people to not vote in person and risk spreading the coronavirus.

Voters can track when their ballot is mailed, received and counted with California’s Ballottrax.

Voters who sign up will get automatic notifications when their ballot has left the post office, and the tool provides an estimated time of arrival.

In Los Angeles County, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has begun mailing ballots to all registered voters, officials said Monday.

Voters can now visit the Norwalk headquarters to vote in person.

Public health and safety guidelines will be followed and those looking to vote in person will be required to wear a facial covering.

California has more than 21 million people registered to vote.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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