Redlands City Clerk has proposed five voting centers that will be available for registered voters to cast ballots in person eight hours a day leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3.
While many voters will use a vote-by-mail option, the San Bernardino County registrar of voters has worked to secure countywide polling places for this election.
Due to public health precautions, many of the polling places used in past elections are not available to the registrar of voters for this election.
To address the loss of about half of the facilities, polling places used in this election will be open for four days — Saturday, Oct. 31, through Tuesday, Nov. 3.
They will be open for eight hours a day on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. Hours have not been determined.
Prior to finalizing polling place assignments for the 2020 presidential general election, the registrar of voters has prepared a proposed list of polling places and a map of these locations.
Proposed polling places in Redlands include:
• American Legion Post 650, 1532 Church St.
• Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant St.
• Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.
• Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave.
• University of Redlands, Orton Center, 1200 E Colton Ave.
City Clerk Jeanne Donaldson said finding five large venues to serve as voting centers was a challenge. Normally, public schools are ideal, she said, but Redlands Unified is closed because of the pandemic. The larger voting centers will replace regular polling places, allowing for physical distancing and reducing crowds on Election Day.
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