While it is only mid September, it is a good idea to make sure you have voter registration information ready ahead of time. COVID-19 has thrown us for a loop, creating uncertainty and confusion among voters. Here’s what you need to know to vote in the November 3 General Election this year.
Most CA Voters this year will vote using mail-in ballots that will be mailed out beginning on October 5. Due to the large volumes of ballots that the USPS is expected to process, it is recommended you register early so you receive them as soon as possible.
Register To Vote
LA County residents can register to vote here: http://registertovote.ca.gov/
The above link is also used to update your voter registration, including address and party affiliation.
If you are under age 18 but will be age 18 by the time of the November General Election, you can also register to vote.
LA county residents can check their voter registrations status here: https://www.lavote.net/vrstatus
Where To Vote
Most voters will vote by mail this year. If you have already registered, expect a ballot to appear in your mailbox beginning October 5. If you need to update your address, you need to submit a voter registration form with the updated address. You can do that here: http://registertovote.ca.gov/
You can mail in your ballot or turn it in at a polling place if you so desire. You can also choose to vote at a polling place. Your closest polling place can be found here: https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vc
USPS Voter Election Information https://about.usps.com/what/government-services/election-mail/