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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).

Request a Vote by Mail Ballot
March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

Paper Applicationpdf

Online Application

Become a Permanent Vote By Mail Voter

There are two (2) easy ways to become a Permanent Vote by Mail voter.
Online: Complete a new voter registration application and check-mark the "Permanent Vote by Mail" box.
By Mail:
Complete and return a Permanent Vote by Mail Application to our office.
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450

Vote by Mail Applications can also be found on the back cover page of your Official Sample Ballot booklet.

How to Return your Ballot

You have several options of returning a ballot, review which method works best for you. How to return a Vote by Mail ballot.

Already Returned your Ballot?
Check on Your Vote By Mail Ballot

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?

Don't worry, if you returned your Vote by Mail ballot without signing the envelope we will mail you a document called the "Unsigned Ballot Statement" asking for your signature.

Your signature is required so we can 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.

Important Information

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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