Photo Recap: PMTV West

Of the various Place-make the Vote locations around Long Beach, the Century Villages at Cabrillo, also known as The Villages, was also a first time polling location. The Villages, an affordable housing complex on the western edge of Long Beach. With a diverse community of inhabitants,it also creates vibrant social and supportive spaces and services On Election Day, The Villages’ central social hub – a public plaza around the Dining Hall and newly renovated Social Hall, transformed into an Election themed fun-fair. The day was a flurry of activity with carnival games like high striker, and ring toss, free carnival food like cotton candy, popcorn and pizza, and a photo booth equipped with election themed props that created on-the-spot GIFs. With a DJ catalyzing the already festive atmosphere, it was only a matter of time before a spontaneous flash-mob broke out. All this, in addition to a Kids’ Voting Ballot stand that served as a fun way to involve children in the democratic process, meant this PMTV site welcomed a steady stream of registered voters and curious passersby, alike, throughout the day. All this, in addition to a Check out the photos from this location above.