Voting by Mail in L.A. County
All voters in Los Angeles County have the option to vote by mail. A Vote by Mail (VBM) Ballot is mailed to voters, who can mail back the ballot or to drop off the ballot at a polling place on Election Day. Please note VBM ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted if received within three days by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (California Senate Bill 29).
NOTE: The returned postage required for a Vote by Mail ballot is a single first-class stamp.
Unsigned Ballot Statement
If our office received a Vote by Mail ballot unsigned, voters have until the 8th day after the election to return an Unsigned Ballot Statement.
Download and print a Unsigned Ballot Statement.
Permanent Vote By Mail
Permanent Vote by Mail Application: Applying to become a permanent Vote by Mail voter means that you will automatically receive a Vote by Mail Ballot for every election you are eligible to vote. You will no longer need to apply for future elections.
Vote By Mail Status
Check your Vote by Mail Status after you have submitted a Vote by Mail application.
Vote By Mail Info
Printed Vote by Mail Applications can also be found on the back cover page of your Official Sample Ballot booklet.
A letter request is acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter's name and signature, registered address and the address to which the ballot should be mailed.
The signature of each person asking for a vote by mail ballot is required in order to verify the legitimacy of the application.
Voters who wish to vote by mail must submit a written request for a ballot no later than 7 days prior to election day. If you will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, promptly complete and sign the application for a Vote by Mail Ballot and return it to:
P.O. Box 30450
Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450