How to Vote by Mail in L.A. County
Check Your Material
Your Vote By Mail package consists of:
- Vote By Mail Instructions
- Official Ballot Card
- Ballot Return Envelope
- Write-in Ballot & Secrecy Sleeve
Marking Your Choices on Your Ballot
- Use only black or blue ink pen to mark your choices on your ballot.
- Fill the entire oval under the number matching your choice.
- Do not vote for more choices than indicated.
- Do not punch a hole through the ballot card.
Voting for a Qualified "Write-In" Candidate
Voter-Nominated offices are not allowed to have write-in candidates in the General Election.
- Only write-in votes for a qualified write-in candidate will be counted (list available here).
- To cast a write-in vote, write the candidate’s office then name in the space on the inside of the Write-In Ballot & Secrecy Sleeve.
- Do not write in a candidate's name and also fill in a voting position on the Official Ballot Card.
Returning Your Voted Ballot
- Remove ballot stub from Official Ballot Card and place in the Write-In Ballot and Secrecy Sleeve.
- Place ballot in Ballot Return Envelope and print your residence address.
- The returned postage required for a Vote by Mail ballot is a single first-class stamp.
- Sign the back of the Ballot Return Envelope. If you don't sign it, it doesn't count.
- Voted ballots must be received by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
- Due to post office closures, mail delivery may be delayed. Be sure to mail back your ballot early.
- Please note Vote by Mail ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted if received within three days by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (California Senate Bill 29).
Misplaced or Damaged Your Ballot?
- Mark your choice(s) using the page(s) in your Official Sample Ballot. Insert them into the Ballot Return Envelope.
- Call (562) 466-1323 or (800) 815-2666 to request a replacement ballot before Election Day.
- Vote in person at RR/CC Norwalk office: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650