Flex Vote Center at the Post

Anthony W, Ruff - Post Junior Vice Commander - 11/6/2022

The Howard Martin Richardson Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 5394 hosted it's very first Los Angeles County Flex Vote Center on Sunday, November 6th, 2022, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We are proud to be participating in the County's mobile voting program. The program serves as an extension of a traditional Vote Center, providing the same experiences, but with one major difference – taking voting to the voters.

This community-based program relies on partners like the Veterans of Foreign Wars throughout the County to facilitate and serve as a voting location for a single day in the voting period, providing unique voting opportunities to voters who may need it the most. This event offered a unique opportunity for our over 265 members, their families and all of our community partners to have a less hectic voting experience. The Election worker team was incredible. The team consisted of a Lead (Maria), a Clerk (Brianie), an IT Technician (Gabriel) and three General volunteers (Antonio, Sherry and Anthony). Our Post Commander, Sherman Watson Jr.  and our Post Quartermaster Derrick Hays were on-hand to meet and greet the voters that came out. The highlights of the event were that while at the Post you could enjoy our six viewing screens of NFL Sunday Ticket (watch your favorite NFL team); see our new computer lab; have something to eat or drink from our full-service canteen; or just enjoy some camaraderie and see all the Post improvements and upgrades since reopening from the pandemic shutdown in September 2021. A special thanks to Sherry from Compton College Student Corps and Life Member Antonio "Tony" Ochoa (USMC & CA-ANG). A special shoutout to City of Compton District 4 Councilwoman Lillie P. Darden for stopping by the Post. Lastly, a special thanks to those who came down and voted in-person, dropped off their ballots or registered and voted for the first-time!