COUNTYWIDE — Those who wish to vote by mail instead of heading to the polls on Nov. 2 can start requesting vote-by-mail ballots Monday, Oct. 4 through Oct. 26, officials with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office said.

Vote-by-mail applications were sent out with official sample ballot booklets to all registered voters. Voters who would like to automatically receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot for every election may request permanent Vote-by-Mail status.  Simply, check the box marked “Permanent Vote by Mail Status” on the vote-by-mail application located on the back cover of the sample ballot.

“Voting by mail is an easy, convenient option to choose.  You can never be too busy to vote by mail,” said County Clerk Dean Logan.

There currently 689,307 permanent vote-by-mail voters eligible to vote in this election.

The election will decide the outcome of races in 435 active voting districts, with ballot contests ranging from federal and state offices, to local and special districts, including state and local ballot measures. Sample ballot mailings by the RR/CC began on Sept. 23 to the more than 4.3 million registered voters in the county, Logan said.

Voted ballots must be received by the county clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots received after 8 p.m., regardless of postmark, will not be accepted.

Voters may request a vote-by-mail ballot in one of the following ways:

• Complete the application on the back cover of the sample ballot; or

• Submit an electronic request by visiting the county clerk’s website at and click on the button located in the Quick Links box of the main page; or

• Send a letter addressed to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Vote by Mail Section, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450; or

• Apply in person at the county clerk’s headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., 3rd Floor, Room 3002, Norwalk, CA 90650.

Voters who request a vote- by-mail ballot can check on the status of their request using the online look-up. Visit and click on the vote-by-mail button in the Quick Links box located on the main page. Voters may also call (562) 466-1323.

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