Opinion: Eight fascinating California polling places

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If you couldn’t tell from the flags, balloons, signs, news trucks, long lines, Tuesday is election day. Many Americans took time out of their day to do their civic duty. Here in California, most voters find themselves at a school, fire department or building lobby casting their ballots, but some have found themselves in some weird locales. To see eight weirdly fascinating California polling places, join us after the jump.

1. Mortuary, Long Beach


Clerk Andrea Spann looks over a voter registry underneath signs showing that ballots can be translated into several languages at this polling place inside the Stricklin/Snively Mortuary.

2. Furniture store, Silver Lake

Doug Stockstill, 34, of Los Angeles votes at the polling station located in Silver Lake Furniture. Photo Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

3. Pizza parlor, Encinitas

A voter arrives to cast ballots at a local pizza restaurant being used as a polling place.

4. Lifeguard headquarters, Venice Beach


Voters cast their ballots as surfers pass walk past a Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters.

5. BMW dealership, Beverly Hills

Residents turn out to vote at a polling place inside a luxury-car dealership.

6. Swimming pool, Echo Park

People vote on the deck of the Echo Park Deep Pool.

7. Curbside, Los Angeles

A sign is displayed at a polling place at Paul Revere Middle School.

8. McDonald’s PlayPlace, Los Angeles

A voter casts his vote at a McDonald’s restaurant being used as polling place.

Wherever your polling place is today, enjoy election day.

-- Tony Pierce


Top photo: Students in a surfing class pass a sign leading to a polling place in San Diego. Credit: Gregory Bull / Associated Press

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