L.A. Union Votes: 2020 Voting Guide

Do you have questions about voting? Welcome to our L.A. Union Votes voting guide! See below for important deadlines, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and common topics. (If you have additional questions that are not covered, please contact Hugo Romero at

How do I register to vote and what is the deadline?

The online registration and registration by mail deadline is October 19th.
Click here to register online!

What are the requirements to register and when should I re-register?

The California Voting Registration Requirements are:

  • US citizen and a resident of California
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day
  • Persons with a criminal history may be able to register and vote, however
  • Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court

You must re-register to vote if you have:

  • moved
  • changed your name
  • want to change political party affiliation

How do I request a non-English ballot?

To request a ballot in a language other than English, call the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Multilingual Services Section at (800) 815-2666, option 3.

How do I vote early?

Early voting has started at the Registrar’s headquarters at 12400 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk, CA 90650 on the third floor.

Please practice health and safety guidelines when voting.

If you have any questions or need assistance in voting early please call the Registrar’s office at 1-800-815-2666 or email

Will I receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot?

Beginning with the 2020 General Election, all registered voters in the State of California will be mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mailing of Vote-by-Mail ballots in all elections begins 29 days prior to Election Day.

I did not receive a ballot!

Who is the LA Fed endorsing on my ballot?

  • Your specific ballot endorsements and a complete list of endorsements in Los Angeles County are available here.

How do I return and track my ballot?

  • There are multiple options on how to return your ballot:
    • By mail, remember no postage is necessary
    • In-person at any Vote-by-Mail dropbox location.
      • These are the ONLY approved dropbox locations in the state.

If your ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received within 17 days, your ballot will be processed, verified, and counted. But vote ASAP!

  • To track your ballot, subscribe to Where’s My Ballot to track
    • when your ballot has been mailed out
    • delivery dates
    • when it has been counted

Oh no! What if I forgot to sign the envelope for my Vote-by-Mail ballot?

If you returned your Vote-by-Mail ballot without signing the return envelope, L.A. 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.

How and when can I vote in person? Is it safe?

Find your closest Vote Center here. However…

You can safely vote in-person at ANY 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 (November 3), Vote Centers will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM

All Vote Centers will follow State and County public health and safety guidelines, and voters who vote in-person will be required to wear a facial covering (facial coverings and gloves will be provided if needed).

Do I need an ID to vote in person?

Identification is only required if you are registering to vote for the first time at a Vote Center.

Will there be provisional voting in-person?

Provisional voting will be available to ensure that no properly registered voter is denied their right to cast a ballot if that voter’s name is not in the roster due to clerical, processing, computer, or other error.

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