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Voting by Mail in Los Angeles County

All registered voters in Los Angeles County have the option to vote by mail. Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots begin being mailed 29 days before Election Day.

If your ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received within three (3) days by our Department we will process, verify and count that ballot (California Senate Bill 29).

March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
One-time Vote by Mail Ballot

Paper Applicationpdf

Online Application

No Party Preference Voters

Voters registered with No Party Preference will receive a ballot without the U.S. Presidential candidates unless they take the following steps:

  • To vote for candidates in the American Independent, Democratic or Libertarian party you must check the box in the Vote by Mail online application and select the desired party's ballot.
  • To vote for candidates in the Green, Peace and Freedom or Republican party you must change your party affiliation by re-registering to vote. When re-registering, check the box to receive a Vote by Mail ballot.

How to Return your Ballot

Voters have several options on how to return their ballot:

  • By mail, remember no postage is necessary
  • In person at any Vote by Mail drop box location
  • At any Vote Center in L.A. County

Share How Voters Can Return their Ballot

How to return your Vote by Mail ballot

Track your Ballot

Check on Your Vote By Mail Ballot

Become a Permanent Vote By Mail Voter

There are three easy ways to become a Permanent Vote by Mail voter:

How to Cancel Your Permanent Vote by Mail Status

Download and complete the Request to Cancel Permanent Vote by Mail Status Application. You can also request an application by calling 1 (800) 815-2666 Option #2.

Return your completed signed application by one of the following methods:

Fax: (562) 864-6786

Mail application to:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
P.O. Box 30450
Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450

Mismatch Signature Verification Statement

We understand as years go by your signature is bound to change. If the signature on your Vote by Mail return envelope doesn't match what is in our voter registration database we will notify you by mail and ask you complete and return the Signature Verification Statement.

Forgot to Sign the Envelope for your Vote by Mail Ballot?

If you returned your Vote by Mail ballot without signing the return envelope we will mail you a document called the "Unsigned Ballot Statement" asking for your signature.

Your signature is required to verify your identity and process the ballot. You have up to eight (8) days after Election Day return the statement for your ballot to be processed.

Need an Emergency Vote by Mail Ballot?

If you missed the Vote by Mail request deadline and won't be able to vote on Election Day you can request an emergency ballot.

Fill out the Emergency Vote by Mail form and return it to our office at 12400 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk, CA 90650.

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