Vote By Mail

All registered voters have been mailed a Vote by Mail Address Confirmation Notice with information on how to safely vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election.


If you have recently moved, we need to know. You can easily update your address by filling out the Vote by Mail Address Confirmation Notice and dropping it in the mail!


If your address hasn’t changed then no action is needed. Although, we always encourage voters to check their registration information on our Registration Status Tool.

There are multiple options on how to return your ballot:

  • By mail, remember no postage is necessary
  • In person at 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 our Department we will process, verify and count that ballot.

Download and share with your community: How to return your Vote by Mail 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.



How to Check if Your Ballot was Received and Counted
Voters can check on the status of their ballot to confirm if it was received and tallied through our Vote by Mail Status Tool

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 LA County’s Multilingual Services Section at 800-815-2666, and select option 3.

If the signature on your Vote by Mail return envelope doesn’t match what is in the voter registration database, LA County will notify you by mail and ask you to complete and return a Signature Verification Statement.


If you returned your Vote by Mail ballot without signing the return envelope LA County 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.

Vote in Person

Selection of Vote Centers for the Presidential General Election is underway. Locations will be made available on this page in early October.

Vote Center locations will also be printed on your Sample Ballot Book and a Vote Center catalog listing all locations will be mailed leading up to the election.

Voters will have 10 consecutive days and Election Day to vote in-person at ANY participating Vote Center in the County.


Select Vote Centers will be available beginning Saturday, October 24. All Vote Centers will be available beginning Friday, October 30.


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.

Your health and safety is a priority. All participating Vote Centers will follow State and County public health and safety guidelines, such as:

  • Voters wearing facial coverings and gloves (coverings and gloves will be made available if needed)
  • Wiping and sanitizing all surfaces and Ballot Marking Devices after each voter
  • Social distancing of 6 feet
  • Election Workers wearing protective gloves and masks

Recruitment and selection of Drop Boxes for the Presidential General Election is underway. Locations will be made available 30 days before Election Day.

There will be over 300 secure Drop Boxes throughout the County to safely return your voted ballot in this election.

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

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

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.  

This tool will be available 30 days prior to Election Day.