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How, Where to Cast Mail-In Ballots

Voting by mail and in-person early voting are already under way in Los Angeles County.

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012  |  Updated 6:53 AM PDT
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How, Where to Cast Mail-In Ballots

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Some 9 million mail-in ballots have already been cast in California, where voters had until midnight Tuesday to request a mail-in ballot.

All vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the county elections office by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6, when the polls close.

To return mail-in ballots, California voters have three options:

  1. They can mail their ballot to:
    Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
    Vote By Mail Section
    PO Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450
  2. Deliver it in person to a polling place or county elections office. In LA County, the address is;
    12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA 90650
    3rd Floor Room 3002
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    (562) 466-1323
  3. Or, they can authorize a relative or person living in the same household to return the ballot on their behalf.

Voters who choose to cast their ballot by mail can check the status of their vote here.

Early voting is also under way in California. Registered voters in LA County can visit the third floor of the RR/CC Headquarters located at 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk to cast their ballots.

In-person early voting is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and additional weekend hours are available as well:

  • Saturday Oct. 27, 2012: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Oct. 28, 2012: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday Nov. 3, 2012: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Nov. 4, 2012: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012 (Election Day): 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election was Oct. 22.

Californians were allowed to register to vote online for the first time this year. The new registration record contributed to a 25 percent increase in registered voters in LA County, according to the RR/CC.

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