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Voting in Person in Los Angeles? Do It at the Historic Hotel Figueroa

The Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles is doing its part to help Californians do their civic duty.



a statue in front of a building: Hotel Figueroa


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Hotel Figueroa

From Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, the historic hotel — a Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Award winner — is transforming its premier ballroom into 2,100 square feet of socially-distanced voting space.

Californians will be able to cast their votes in-person at the hotel from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Socially-distanced voting booths will open at 7 a.m. on Nov. 3 (Election Day) and close at 8:00 p.m.

The hotel is requiring face masks indoors and has built 10-feet of social distance into its coronavirus prevention protocols. “We are humbled to be able to offer a safe space to help facilitate socially-distanced voter turnout and engagement during this historic election,” Hotel Figueroa’s Managing Director, Connie Wang, said in a statement.

Hotel Figueroa is among several hotels across the U.S. that are hosting in-person voting this year as an increasing number of properties look to repurpose spaces emptied by the pandemic.

The Hotel Figueroa opened as a YWCA hostel in 1926 and has served as a meeting spot for several local women’s groups over the years. Nowadays, it’s a Moroccan-inspired downtown oasis that conjures up images of Casablanca just a few blocks from the Staples Center. The hotel has 285 rooms, hand-painted ceilings, and serves up drinks from a poolside bar that’ll make you feel like you’ve escaped to Tangier.



a statue in front of a building: The celebrate with a poolside drink.


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The celebrate with a poolside drink.

If that isn’t enough to make you want to add a staycation or workation to your voting day, Hotel Figueroa offers both California resident discounts and work-from-hotel pricing.

Meena Thiruvengadam is a Travel + Leisure contributor who has visited 50 countries on six continents and 47 U.S. states. She loves historic plaques, wandering new streets, and walking on beaches. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Early Voting unavailable at Broughton Recreation Center in Longview due to power outage

A Friday morning crash has caused a power outage at an Early Voting center in Longview.



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The crash occurred just before 6 a.m. on Martin Luther King Boulevard in front of Foster Middle School.

The power is currently out at the middle school campus and the Broughton Recreation Center, which is an Early Voting site for Gregg County.

The city says the power outage has affected caused voting machines to go down.

“If you are early voting today, please use another location at this time,” the city said in a statement.

Additional Gregg County voting sites include:

Gregg County Courthouse – 101 East Methvin Avenue, 1st Floor, Room 112, in Longview  

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) 
  • October 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) 
  • October 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.) 

Judson Community Center – 1129 FM 1844 in Longview 

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 – 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 – 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Kilgore Community Center – 622 Kay Street in Kilgore 

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 – 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 – 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Longview Community Center – 500 East Whaley Street in Longview

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 – 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 – 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Community Connections – 501 Pine Tree Road in Longview 

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 – 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 – 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

White Oak Community Center – 100 East Center Street in White Oak 

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 – 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 – 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Sabine Old Elementary Cafeteria – 5331 Old Highway 135 in Gladewater (Liberty City) 

  • October 13 – 16 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 17 – 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 19 – 23 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 
  • October 24 – 25 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
  • October 26 – 30 (8 a.m.
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