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Where do I find more information about L.A. County elections?

  • Information on L.A. County elections can be found at the L.A. County's website at www.lavote.net or you may call the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at (800) 481-8683 or (800) 815-2666.


How do I register to vote?

  • Registration forms may be obtained from the Beverly Hills City Clerk’s Office, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, or you may telephone the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400 or the County Registrar of Voters (800) 481-8683 to request a registration form by mail.  You may also logon to the L.A. County's website at www.lavote.net for more information.  In addition, other information and an online voter registration form is available on the California Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/.

What are the qualifications to register to vote in L.A. County?

  • You must be a United States Citizen, at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day, not found mentally incompetent by a court of law, and not in prison or on parole/probation for a felony conviction.

What type of information will I provide?

  • Voter last name, first name, middle name, present address where you live (no PO Box or business address), mailing address if different from where you live, date of birth, place of birth, California Driver’s License # or California ID Card #,  last four digits of Social Security Number, telephone #, and political party affiliation.  It is important to print this information clearly and pay attention to the order of the last name, first name, and middle name.  You must also sign the registration form. 

What is the deadline for registering to vote?

  • The L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's Office must receive the registration form at least 15 days prior to Election Day, if you wish to vote in that particular election.  YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE DEADLINE.  If the application is received past the deadline, it will still be processed for future elections.

How do I vote by mail?

  • Early voting begins 29 days before Election Day and ends the week prior to the election.  Voters must submit a Vote-by-Mail Application, providing their name, address, telephone number and signature, and a ballot will be mailed to them.  The voted ballot is then returned by the voter to the elections official.  Voters should only submit ONE Request for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot, as any attempt to vote more than once is illegal.

How do I find out my polling place on Election Day?

  • Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400 for assistance in locating your polling place.  Please note that polling places frequently change from one election to another, so you may not always vote at the same location.  You may also access the L.A. County Registrar website at www.lavote.net/locator and enter your residence address to locate your polling place or call them at (800) 815-2666.

May I vote at any polling place?

  • Voters should go to their specific polling place, according to their residential address.  If you go to the wrong polling place, you will be directed to your correct polling place, as ballots may vary from one precinct to another (particularly in County and State Elections).  Those voters who are unable to go to their correct polling place may be provided a provisional ballot only if they are able to produce valid identification with a current address and complete a voter’s declaration.  Provisional ballots are not counted on Election Night, as the voter’s eligibility must be verified by the Elections Official.

Whom may I contact if I have questions?

  • Contact the City Clerk’s Office at Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, or call (310) 285-2400, or you may call the L.A. County Registrar at (800) 481-8683 or (800) 815-2666. You may also find answers to your questions on the City’s website or the County’s website at www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections.