County elections officials depend on reliable, dedicated teams of poll workers to make every Election Day run smoothly. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, poll workers will be even more critical to our democracy.
Who can be a poll worker?
- A registered California voter
- A legal resident of the United States who would be eligible to vote except for their citizenship status
- An eligible high school student
Please make a plan now for casting your ballot this fall by registering to vote and finding out how you can avoid the lines and vote early or vote by mail.
Get it. Read it. Mark it. Bring it.
Your Sample Ballot is just that — an example of your ballot. It is specific to the information you provided on your voter registration form, such as where you live and party preference.
Your Sample Ballot is a great tool to use before and on Election Day. You can find the following items in your Sample Ballot Booklet:
- Candidates and measures you can vote for on Election Day
- Candidate statements
- Assigned polling place
- Vote by Mail Ballot Application
The L.A. County Registrar’s Office automatically mails Sample Ballots to registered voters 30 to 40 days before every election.
Go green and start receiving your Sample Ballot by email at https://apps1.lavote.net/SECURED/e_sb/.
You can also access, review and mark your selection by using the Interactive Sample Ballot tool prior to going to a Vote Center at https://lavote.net/isb.
*Please note, Dodger Stadium will open for voting on October 30, 2020.*
Select Vote Centers will be available beginning Saturday, October 24. All Vote Centers will be available beginning Friday, October 30, including Dodger Stadium.
Vote Centers will be open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM during the early voting period. On Election Day Vote Centers will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM.
Beginning with the November 3, 2020 General Election all registered voters in California will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voters who can vote by mail will help ensure safe physical distancing at voting locations. County elections offices will begin sending vote-by-mail ballots to California voters beginning October 5, 2020. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3, 2020; ballots returned at a secure ballot drop box must be deposited by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.
How to Return your Ballot
There are multiple options for returning your ballot:
- By mail, remember no postage is necessary
- In person at Dodger Stadium or any Vote by Mail drop box location
- At any Vote Center in L.A. County
If your ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received within 17 days by the L.A. County Registrar’s Office, your vote will be counted.
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.
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 at https://www.lavote.net/av_inquiry.
The Secretary of State's Statewide Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) is designed to advise, assist, and provide recommendations to the Secretary of State's office as to how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately.
All participating Vote Centers will follow State and County public health and safety guidelines. Please review L.A. County’s “Safe Presidential Election Plan” below.