If the tsunami of campaign ads, mailers and text messages hadn’t already made it clear that election season is here, there is now no denying it:
Vote-by-mail ballots are on their way.
The Los Angeles County registrar’s office began mailing VBMs on Thursday, Oct. 6, and all of them should be headed to currently registered voters by Monday.
The 2022 statewide general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8. LA County voters will have dozens of offices and initiatives to weigh, from big-ticket races, such as those for governor and Congress, to local races for school board and city council. There are also seven state propositions on the ballot and cities across the county — from Claremont to Compton, from Duarte to Downey — will also have local measures.
There were about 5.6 million registered voters in Los Angeles County as of Sept. 9, according to the California Secretary of State’s most-recent data.
And each of those voters will receive a VBM.
VBMs, which do not require postage, must arrive no later than seven days after Nov. 8 — as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.
Voters can also put their ballots in any of the 400 dropboxes across Los Angeles County beginning Monday, the registrar’s office said in a Thursday press release. They can also bring their ballots to a Vote Center beginning Oct. 29.
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Those who prefer casting their ballots in-person can do so at any Vote Center countywide. Voters Centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Oct. 29 to Nov. 7 and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The registrar’s headquarters, 12400 Imperial Highway, in Norwalk, will allow early voting during regular business hours.
The last day to register to vote is Oct. 24.
For more information, including on dropbox and Vote Center locations, go to lavote.gov.