There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. 
The first step is exercising your right to vote. 

California General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • If you are a registered voter, you will automatically be sent a mail-in ballot aka vote by mail (VBM) ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your options to return your VBM ballot are:

    • Option 1: Return by mail - Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day. No postage required.​

    • Option 2: For LA County, you can drop-off your ballot at a VBM ballot drop-off location. The list of drop-off locations are available at LAvote.net prior to each election.

    • Option 3: For LA County, you can drop-off your ballot at any Vote Center leading up to AND on Election Day. List of Vote Centers available at LAvote.net prior to each election.

      • Pro Tip: You are required to sign your ballot and your signature must match your driver's license signature.

Step 1: Register to vote, it's easy!

You may register to vote in L.A. County if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States.

  • At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day.

  • Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law.

Eligible residents in California can register with the California Secretary of State here

In-language Assistance - Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683)

Have questions or need help voting? Call APIA Vote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Hotline, both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, at 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683). They have bilingual assistance available in Tagalog/Filipino, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. 

  • Hours: This hotline is taking calls live every day from 6 AM - 6 PM PST / 9 AM - 9 PM EST. On Election Day, they will be taking live calls from 3 AM - 7 PM PST / 6 AM - 10 PM EST.  Throughout the rest of the year, calls to the hotline will be answered within 24 hours.

Pre-register to Vote

Pre-registration does not change the voting age, which is 18. Instead, it allows eligible Californians ages 16 or 17 to complete the online voter registration form providing sufficient time and opportunity to get ready to vote. To learn more about pre-registration please visit the CA Secretary of State's website.

Voting While Incarcerated

Many Californians incarcerated in Los Angeles County Jails are still eligible to vote. More information on inmate voting can be found on the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Voter Registration

Click here to visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for their FAQs. You may also call (800) 481-VOTE, (800) 815-2666, Option 2.

If you live outside of California, visit iwillvote.com.

Step 2: Think you're already registered?

Double check and make sure your information is correct so you are ready to vote on Election Day!

  • [Option 1:] Check your registration status on the CA Secretary of State website here.

    • You will need​ to provide:

      • Your name

      • California Drivers License or Identification Card Number

      • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number

      • Date of Birth

  • [Option 2:] If you live in Los Angeles County, you can also check your status on the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website here. If you need assistance, call (800) 815-2666.

    • You will need​ to provide:

      • Your last name​

      • Date of Birth

      • House Number

      • Zip Code

  • Pro Tip: If you have moved recently, changed your party affiliation, or changed your name, you will need to update your information.

Step 3: Make your vote count!

Now that you are ready to vote, make it count by reviewing Election Day materials ahead of time and help your family and friends do the same!

  1. Track your ballot - click here to see when it is mailed, received, and most importantly, counted!

  2. Know your rights! - click here to read your Voter Bill of Rights

    • ​If you believe you have been denied any of these rights,
      or you are aware of any election fraud or misconduct, please call the
      Secretary of State's confidential toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

  3. Protect your rights! - click here to read up on Election Myths​.

    • If you have a Election Voter Complaint to file, cli​ck here to complete the form and submit it to the CA Secretary of State, Elections Division. 

  4. Mark your calendar - click here to see the schedule of current and upcoming elections in Los Angeles County.

  5. Follow the facts - Did you know the California Secretary of State is required by law to produce reports detailing voter registration? Click here to follow the facts and data!

DNC Voter Toolkits:
Other Voter Registration Campaigns:
Filipino Voter
Empowerment Project 
When We All Vote
18 Million Rising


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