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L.A. Relaxes Parking Restrictions Within Block of Polling Places on Election Day

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Is your polling place on a busy street with lots of parking restrictions? Do you want to drive because you’ll be in a rush but worry that if you drive, it might be hard to park?

The Los Angeles Police Department and the city's Department of Transportation will relax the parking rules within a block of each polling place on Nov. 8, 2016. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department and the city’s Department of Transportation will relax the parking rules within a block of each polling place on Nov. 8, 2016. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

On election day, the city of L.A. offers a helping hand. While the polls are open, the Los Angeles Police Department and the city’s Department of Transportation will relax the parking rules within a block of each polling place.

That means you don’t have to put money in parking meters or observe their time limits. And street cleaning restrictions and permit-parking restrictions also will not be observed.

But remember: The relaxed rules apply only within a block of a polling place. And they still don’t allow you to block a driveway or park in front of a fire hydrant.

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