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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell talks about his departments role on Election Day with ABC7.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it will increase patrols around polling sites on Election Day.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said his department was responsible for securing the polls and making sure all the ballots safely make it to Norwalk where they would be counted.

"The sheriff's department is responsible for the security of the polls, the transportation of the ballots and making sure everything is done right and legitimately," McDonnell explained.

In the video player above, Sheriff Jim McDonnell discusses the beefed-up election security with ABC7.