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Ballot Drop Box

Drop Box

About the Vote by Mail Drop Box Program

The Vote by Mail Ballot Drop Box program started in 2017 as an initiative to provide voters with a secure alternative option for returning their ballot.

To address the needs of L.A. County voters during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are over 370 24-hour accessible outdoor drop boxes giving voters a safe, accessible and contact free method to return their ballot.

Drop Boxes are secure and designed to remain locked in place for up to a 5-year term and available for use in future County elections.

For the March 2, 2021 Special Elections, 45 Secure Drop Boxes Will be Available to All Voters Beginning February 1

What You Need to Know

  • Drop Boxes are available to voters beginning February 1 through Election Day, March 2 at 8:00pm
  • Drop Boxes are bolted securely into cement or chained in place
  • Drop Boxes are designed with security features identified in state regulations
  • Drop Boxes have an exterior coating to reduce permanent graffiti or damage
  • Ballots are picked up regularly by two Election Workers
  • The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is in direct communication with law enforcement agencies, cities, local stakeholders and community-based organizations to monitor and safeguard all boxes
  • Share with your community: Vote by Mail Drop Box Flyer

Ballot Return Checklist

Before you drop off your Vote by Mail ballot make sure:

  • Place your voted ballot card(s) inside the Official Return Envelope
  • Securely seal the Official Return Envelope
  • Sign and date the back of the Official Return Envelope

How to Check if Your Ballot was Received and Counted

After returning your voted ballot via Drop Box or by mail you can check your ballot to make sure it was received and tallied through our Vote by Mail Status Tool.

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Alert - COVID-19

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.