2020 General Election
Be on the lookout!
Vote-by-mail ballots arrive
week of October 5th
Voting in the November 3rd General Election
All voters will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot. Just like credit cards, bank statements, and other secure documents, the US postal service delivers these ballots with security and discretion. For those that did not receive their mail-in ballot in time or misplaced it, there are same-day, in-person voter registration and voting centers. See details below.
Los Angeles and Ventura County Vote Centers will be announced and posted closer to the election.
How to Fill Out Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Read the instructions and mark the ballot
Put the ballot in the special return envelope and fill in the required information on the envelope
You must sign your name on the return envelope or your ballot will not be counted. Your signature must match the signature on your voter registration application form. Also complete the other required information on your ballot as instructed (i.e., date, address).
Returning Your Ballot
Ballots may be returned 3 ways:
at a Vote by Mail drop box location; or
at a Voting Center
Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day (no later than Nov. 3, 2020) - Postage is not necessary
Drop Boxes (Available locations and dates will be posted closer to election)
Voting Centers (Services include: vote in-person, register and vote same day, turn in mail ballots)
Track Your Ballot
To check the status of your vote-by-mail ballot in L.A. County, click here.
To check status for Ventura County, click here.
Missing, Lost or Spoiled Ballot?
If you lost your vote-by-mail ballot or spoiled it somehow, you can request a replacement from your county elections office. More details will be provided here soon.
Can I Vote in Person?
If you did not receive your vote-by-mail ballot in time or you missed the registration deadline to receive one by mail, you can still vote at a designated in-person voting center. Vote Center details will be published closer to the election.
Not Sure if You're Registered?
You can verify your voter registration status online with the California Secretary of State's "My Voter Status" tool, here.
What if I'm Not Registered to Vote?
California allows for same day registration and voting. If you are not registered, go to one of the in-person voting centers in your county to register and receive a Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) and a ballot. Upon receipt of your CVR, when it is verified your ballot will then be processed.