There are some very significant changes in how Torrance votes and I'm writing to make sure you're aware of them.
First, LA County has implemented a new voting system that is all digital. After trying it firsthand during a demonstration, I was surprised at just how different it was. Seeing this, I have arranged to have the LA County Clerk, Dean Logan, and his staff demonstrate the new machines for you.
So, on Tuesday, January 21st at 6pm-8pm at the Katy Geissert Library (next to City Hall), you'll be able to see the new machines and submit a test ballot. You'll also be able to learn about the other voting changes, such as the reduced number of local polling stations and more days to vote at centralized locations.
The other major change is that Torrance City Council elections are transitioning from at-large voting to district-based voting.
The City consists of six districts and only voters residing in the district will decide who represents that district. Voters residing in District 2, 4, and 6 will elect a Councilmember at the March 3, 2020, General Municipal Election. Councilmembers who reside in Districts 1, 3 and 5 will represent the City at-large until the March 2022 election.