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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).

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

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How to return your Vote by Mail ballot

Track your Ballot on Ballot Trax

Voters in L.A. County can now receive automated alerts via text message or email on the status of their Vote by Mail ballot by subscribing to Ballot Trax. Voters who subscribe to Ballot Trax will determine how to receive notifications and will be notified on the status of their ballot every step of the way.


Not a Subscriber to Ballot Trax?

Voters who are not subscribers to Ballot Trax can still track the status of their ballot on our Vote by Mail Status Tool

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.

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June 2, 2020 Special Elections

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.

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June 2, 2020 Special Elections

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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