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When I Vote at the Polls

Ever wonder what happens to your ballot when you leave your polling place on Election Day? See the ballot flowchart below to see the journey your ballot takes on and after Election Day.

Ballot Flow Chart

Polls

Voter casts a ballot.

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Reader

Voter inserts ballot into a reader.

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Red Box

After polls close at 8 p.m., ballots are sealed and delivered to Check-In Center.

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Sheriff

L.A. County Sheriff deputies transport ballots.

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Ballots are received by Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk.

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Tally

Ballots are inspected and tallied.

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Announcement

Unofficial results are released.

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L.A. County Seal

Official results are certified within 28 days of the election.

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