Current Election - November 3, 2020
- SB 415 Postcard Re: Change of Dates for Future Elections - Changes affect City of Long Beach and Long Beach Unified School District jurisdictions
REGISTER TO VOTE
You may Register to Vote or pre-register to vote by completing a voter registration form available in most government offices, including city halls, libraries, DMVs, and post offices. You may also contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 570-6101 and request that a voter registration form to be mailed to you.
QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION
- A person entitled to vote shall be:
- A United States citizen
- A resident of California
- Not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony
- At least 18 years of age at the time of the next election (CA Elections Code Sec. 2101)
- A person entitled to preregister to vote in an election shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 16 years of age. (CA Elections Code Sec. 210)
No. A person may only register to vote at place of residence. A business address or a P.O. Box number may only be used as a mailing address.
You need to re-register when you change your name or change your political party choice.
After the Citizenship and Immigration Services ceremony, you may register to vote.
- Visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/
- Request a voter registration form (562) 570-6101
- At a Vote Center through Election Day
Yes, you can vote if you are:
- On probation
- Under post-release community supervision (PRCS)
- Under mandatory supervision
- Currently incarcerated in county jail (unless you are in jail because you violated parole, or are convicted and sentenced of a felony and are awaiting to be transferred to federal or state prison)
- Pending felony charge(s) – not convicted
- Serving a sentence in jail or on probation due to a misdemeanor conviction
You can pre-register to vote and you will be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18 years old.
The last day to register to vote is October 19, 2020, 15 days before Election Day (November 3, 2020). You can register by visiting https://registertovote.ca.gov/
If you miss the deadline, you must register to vote in person at the LA County Registrar-Recorder’s office OR at any vote center.
QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTING
The 24-Hr ballot drop box is constructed of full stainless-steel with many security features. The box is secured to the ground using concrete fasteners on the inside of the box so that no bolts are exposed. The slot is small enough for only a ballot to get through and has protections against liquid and graffiti.
Ballots will be retrieved by the LA County Registrar-Recorder’s Office on a weekly basis at the beginning of the voting period. Pick-up will increase as it gets closer to Election Day. All boxes will be secured at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- Vote by Mail Ballot mailing begins on October 5, 2020
- In-person voting begins at Vote Centers on October 24, 2020
- At any Vote By Mail Drop Box location
- By mail, remember no postage is necessary
- At any Vote Center in LA County
- LA County Registrar-Recorder’s office
No, all Long Beach registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot beginning October 5, 2020 without request.
Yes, you can choose to either return your ballot or mail or surrender your ballot and vote in person.
- LA County Registrar-Recorder’s Office will mail an “Unsigned Ballot Statement” requesting your signature
- Voters have eight (8) days after Election Day to return the statement
In the general election, you are eligible to vote for any candidate from any party.
The only time you will need to show an ID to vote is if you are a first-time voter and did not provide your CA Driver's License Number, State ID Number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number when completing your voter registration.
To request your ballot or any election materials in another language please call: 800-815-2666, option 3
- Support Languages: Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese
The Interactive Sample Ballot is an option for voters who want to access and digitally mark their selections prior to arriving at the vote center (in lieu of the paper sample booklet) using a computer, mobile phone or personal device (https://isb.lavote.net/).
Yes, voters who cannot return their Vote by Mail ballot can designate any person to return their ballot as long as there is no compensation involved for the individual, group or organization returning the ballot.
Vote by Mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and receive within 17 days will be processed, verified, and counted.
Yes, you can choose to either return your ballot by mail or surrender your ballot and vote in person.
VOTER REGISTRATION REPORTS
- Number of Registered Voters by District (Updated 2/24/2020)
- Number of Registered Voters (Updated 9/12/19)
- Number of Registered Voters (Updated 1/3/19)
- Number of Registered Voters (Updated 11/14/18)
- Number of Registered Voters (Updated 1/12/18)
- Number of Registered Voters (Updated 11/1/17)