NORWALK ( — Los Angeles residents may not have to wait in long lines at polling places Tuesday, thanks to early voting and mail-in ballots.

The Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office in Norwalk was packed Monday with people who said they can’t vote on Election Day.

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“I have to work tomorrow,” said resident Robert Rivera.

In addition, more than 700,000 out of 1.5 million mail-in ballots in L.A. County have been returned to the registrar’s office so far.

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However, if a resident must vote Tuesday, election officials encouraged people to go to their pre-assigned polling place to speed up the process.

“If you can’t get to your own polling location, you can go to any polling location in the county and vote a provisional ballot,” said L.A. County Registrar, Dean Logan.

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Officials also suggested people vote during off-peak hours, like mid-morning or mid-afternoon.