Voting by Mail in Los Angeles County
The Safe, Accessible and Preferred Voting Option in 2020
Beginning with the November 3, 2020 General Election all registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mailing of Vote by Mail ballots are mailed no later than 29 days prior to Election Day.
How to Return your Ballot
There are multiple options on how to return your ballot:
If your ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received within 17 days by our Department we will process, verify and count that ballot.
Download and share with your community: How to return your Vote by Mail ballot
How to Track your Ballot
Receive personalized text messages, emails and/or automated voice messages on your Vote by Mail ballot by subscribing to Where's My Ballot. This is a free service available to all registered voters that gives you updated information on where your ballot is and when you can expect to receive it.
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Check if Your Ballot was Received and Counted
Voters can confirm that their ballot was received and tallied through the Vote by Mail Status Tool
Request a Replacement Vote by Mail Ballot
Need a replacement Vote by Mail ballot? We can send a replacement ballot to your current residence or a temporary mailing address for the Presidential General Election.
Request a Ballot in a Different Language
L.A. County provides full language service and/or assistance in up to 18 multilingual languages.
To request your ballot or election materials in another language please call our Multilingual Services Section at 800-815-2666, option 3.
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.
Download the General Election 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 28 days after Election Day to return the statement for your ballot to be processed.
Download the General Election Unsigned Ballot Statement