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Vote 2020

A Guide to Election Resources


To vote in California you must be:

  •   A citizen of the United States
  •   A resident of California 
  •   At least 18 years of age

Vote in the November general elections. You can make a difference!


Will you be 18 by the time of the the November 3, 2020 general election? If so, consider preregistering to vote, but first check to make sure you meet citizenship and residency requirements.


Same Day Voter Registration, known as Conditional Voter Registration in state law, is a safety net for eligible Los Angeles County residents who miss the October 19th deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information for an election.

How this works:

  • Any eligible voter can go to any Vote Center in the County during the 11-day voting period. 
  • Once at the Vote Center, the eligible voter will complete the CVR application.
  • The voter is then issued a CVR ballot to take to the new fully accessible Ballot Marking Device.
  • The voter's experience reading and marking their ballot will be the same, however after the voter prints their paper ballot they will be instructed to return their paper ballot to an Election Worker.
  • As soon as the CVR application is verified, their ballot will be counted and the registration will become active. 
  • The voter may then vote in any future election in which they are eligible to participate.




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