California Elections: Where and How to Cast Your Ballot

Polls open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Polls opened for California’s June primary Tuesday, June 5. We've compiled a how-to and where-to guide for SoCal voters.

Voting in Person

Polls open Tuesday, June 5 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

You can find your polling place through the Registrar’s website using your last name, street number and zip code.

Link: Find Your Polling Place

For first-time voters and those who may have fallen by the electoral wayside, the county Registrar has produced a how-to video (embedded below) of the process.

An “I Voted” sticker will likely follow.

Voting by Mail

If you’re mailing in your vote, it must be received by the time polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, regardless of the postmark. That means a stamp of June 5 won’t be enough for your vote to count.

Officials advise casting your mail-in votes with sufficient time for carriers to hand it over to the Registrar-Recorder/County clerk.

Too late for the mail carrier to do your bidding?

Vote by Mail ballots can be cast in person to the RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk (map below), or to any polling place in LA County before the polls close.

There's Always Next Time

It's too late to register to vote in the June 2012 primary, but national elections are coming in November. Click here to register to vote.


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