Remember to Vote! The California Primary Election is March 3

With California’s March 3rd primary less than a week away, we want to provide you with some important information about the new voting system that Los Angeles County is using in its elections.  The Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) is the new system intended to provide voters with more choices on when, where and how to vote, but it is dramatically different from the system the County has used in the past.

The VSAP system includes the following features:

In-Person Voting:

  • In-person early and Election Day voting are available at Vote Centers throughout Los Angeles County – for voters who want to cast ballots in-person, the Vote Centers replace traditional precinct-site polling places.
  • Many Vote Centers opened on February 22, and all will be open on February 29 through March 3rdClick here for an interactive map with Vote Center locations and hours in LA County.
  • Click here for an interactive map with early voting, same day voter registration, and ballot drop-off locations in LA County and Orange County.
  • Voters can cast ballots at any Vote Center in the County, not just the one closest to where they live.
  • Voters can use a personal computer or mobile device to get a QR (Quick Response) Code Poll Pass that will make it faster to vote at the Vote Center.

Vote Centers also offer expanded services and modernized voting systems.  The systems allow easy access for voters to cast ballots in either English, Spanish as well as other languages, and Vote Center workers can provide language assistance.  Same-day voter registration is also available at the Voter Centers.

We strongly encourage in-person voters to visit your nearest Vote Center as early as possible to avoid potential long lines.

Vote-by Mail
There are expanded options for returning vote-by-mail ballots:

  • Voters can return their ballots by mail, and no postage is needed.
  • Voters can return their ballots in-person to any of more than 200 vote-by-mail drop boxes.  Click here for an interactive map with the locations and hours of drop-off sites.  They can also return ballots to any Vote Center.

Have you registered to vote?

If you have not registered to vote, click here to register today: registertovote.ca.gov

If you don’t remember if you are registered to vote, click here to check your registration status: voterstatus.sos.ca.gov

You may also ask your local WIC center for a voter registration card.  If you need help filling it out and/or mailing the card, let us know and we will assist you.

WIC is NOT Considered a Part of Public Charge

WIC is NOT considered a part of public charge. WIC is safe to use and does not affect immigration status for people currently in the U.S.

Please help spread the word that the following programs are safe to use and do not affect immigration status for people currently in the US:

  • School Breakfast & Lunch Programs
  • Head Start
  • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  • WIC
  • Medi-Cal (For children under 21 years old, pregnant women, and for 60 days postpartum)

For more information about public benefits and immigration visit www.keepyourbenefitsca.org

Rev. Douglas Greenaway, President and CEO of the National WIC Association (NWA), said following in response to the public charge ruling on August 12, 2019:

“To the communities affected by this final rule, let me be clear: WIC’s clinic doors remain open. The final rule does not impose barriers on families for accessing WIC, or women from accessing Medicaid when they are pregnant or for 60 days after delivery. The final rule does not penalize families if their U.S.-citizen child is accessing benefits. We stand at your side, forever committed to our mission of delivering quality nutrition services and breastfeeding support for all families.”

Please call (888) 942- 2229 if you have questions about WIC. Visit www.helunahealth.org/news/legal-resources for immigration legal aid resources.

You’re invited! Tuesday, February 25, 10:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

CinnaMoms + PHFE WIC + HealthNet invite you

Everyone is welcome! Bring the family and join us for a celebration of black history and maternal health at St. Andrews Place WIC.

Enjoy:
Kids corner
Vision board craft
Diaper giveaway
Family photo booth
Refreshments
Awards to honor pioneers of maternal health
Community resources
A message from our Elected Officials

When:
February 25th, 2020 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Where:
St Andrews Place WIC
1836 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, CA 90047

Please RSVP at CinnaMoms.org