March 5 is primary election day in the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County—are you registered to vote?
Click here to check your voter registration status, including your registered address. You can also call 562-466-1310 or 562-466-1323. If your address is no longer current, you'll need to re-register.
If you're not registered, there's still time. But you need to register or re-register by Tuesday, Feb. 19, to vote in the primary. As long as your registration is postmarked by at least 15 days before the election or you hand it in on or before that date, you're good to go...vote.
Who's Up for Election?
The city of Los Angeles offices at stake are for mayor, city attorney, city controller and City Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15.
Also up for grabs are positions on the Los Angeles Unified School District, Board of Education, Districts 2, 4 and 6. Los Angeles Community College District seats up for election are at-large seats 2, 4 and 6.
Two measures — Measure A to increase the sales tax by one-half percent and Measure B impacting police pensions — are also on the ballot.
The Los Angeles County elections on March 5 are for a Burbank Unified School District special bond and consolidated municipal elections for Bell and Cudahy. Then on March 12, the county runs elections for a special parcel tax covering the San Marino Unified School District and South Pasadena School Unified District.
Here's how to register:
- Online. An application is available on this website.
- In person. Just visit any of the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk offices. Click here for a list of locations.
- By mail. Click here to print out this form. You can also find those forms at DMV locations and most libraries, post offices and other government buildings. In L.A. County, forms are available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Korean.
To be eligible to vote, you must be:
- A United States citizen,
- A resident of California,
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
- Not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code section 1170, or on post release community supervision (for more information, click here), and
- Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.