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November 3, 2020, General Election

Exercising your right to vote is crucial to our democratic process. Make sure you are registered to vote for the Nov. 3 General Election.

The deadline for regular voter registration is Oct. 19 in California. You can register, verify or check your voter registration status on the California Secretary of State website. Find voter registration information for all other states at

In California, all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the general election. You do not have to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for this election. Voters will begin receiving ballots in early October. 

L.A. County encourages voters to stay at home and vote using their mail-in ballot.

You have several options for voting in this election:

  • You can return the ballot by mail. It must be postmarked before or on Nov. 3 and be received by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder no later than 17 days after the election.
  • You can drop off the ballot at more than 300 secure ballot drop boxes that will be located across the county. The Registrar-Recorder will provide a list of drop box locations 30 days prior to the election.
  • After returning your ballot via drop box or by mail you can check to make sure your ballot was received and tallied through the Secretary of State's ballot tracker tool.
  • You can drop off the ballot at a Los Angeles County Vote Center. These centers will be located across the county and will be operating for extended periods leading up to and including Election Day on Nov. 3.
  • You can vote in person at Vote Centers across the county. Select Vote Centers will open for early voting on Oct. 24 and will remain open through Election Day. Others will operate from Oct. 30 through Election Day. A Vote Center will be located at Cal State LA.

You can make your plan to vote today with the help of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s online planning tool. Please visit the Registrar-Recorder’s website for more information about voting in the Nov. 3 election.