PreElection Day Services
Learn more about services available before Election Day:
TDD Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
A text typewriter TDD is available to take calls from any citizen that is hard of hearing. The TDD number is (562) 462-2259.
Cassette Tape Recording
Cassette tape recordings of the information printed in ballot pamphlets for State Propositions and County Measures for primary and general elections are available upon request. The tapes are available approximately four weeks before the election and may be obtained from the RR/CC Election Information Section in Norwalk at (562) 466-1310, from city and county libraries and the Braille Institute (see Voters with Vision Impairments).
Early Voting Options
- One-time Vote by Mail: Any registered voter may apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot (also called absentee ballot). Sample ballot pamphlets contain an application on the back cover. You may also write to: RR/CC, Document Receipt, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450 or Fax (562) 462-2354. If applying via letter, provide your home address and the address where the absentee ballot is to be sent. It is important to include your signature.
- Vote by Mail Applications must be submitted for each election and received by the RR/CC not later than seven (7) days prior to the election. An individual application or letter request is needed for each person requesting a mail ballot for each election.
- Permanent Vote by Mail: California State law provides that any voter may apply for permanent Vote by Mail status. Permanent Vote by Mail voters no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot is automatically mailed for each election. For more information or to request an application for Permanent Vote by Mail status, call (562) 466-1323 or write the RR/CC office: RR/CC. P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450.
- Emergency Vote by Mail: If in the seven days prior to the election you find you are unable to vote in person on Election Day, you may still request a Vote by Mail (absentee) ballot. You must make a written request, signed under penalty of perjury, and deliver it to the RR/CC's office at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650.
Information regarding voter registration and elections is available from the RR/CC. The office is located at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650. Citizens can contact the office for information by calling (562) 466-1310 or toll-free (800) 815-2666. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, except for holidays. The mailing address is RR/CC, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030- 0450.