How and Where to Register
The deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2009 election is October 19, 2009.
You may register by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available throughout Los Angeles County at most County buildings, city halls, fire stations, libraries, State Motor Vehicle Offices, Public Assistance Offices (DPSS, WIC), and post offices.Voter information and/or registration forms can be obtained at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Norwalk headquarters and all RR/CC district offices. Registration-by-mail forms may be requested during regular business hours by calling the Election Information Section in Norwalk, or district offices, or the Voter Registration Request Line (800) 481-VOTE (8683), which is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk provides Registration forms and assistance in six languages other than English in compliance with federal and State laws (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Korean). Business hours for the Norwalk headquarters and closest district offices are:
2400 Imperial Highway Norwalk (562) 466-1310 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
11701 S. La Cienega Bl, 6th Floor Los Angeles (310) 727-6142 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
An online voter registration form is available at the Secretary of State’s web site.
Click here for Secretary of State.Voter registration is permanent. However, you should re-register if you have moved, wish to change your political party affiliation, or have changed your name.
As a Los Angeles County resident you may register to vote:
- If you are a citizen of the United States;If you will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election;
- At least 15 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
- You need to re-register if you have moved, changed your name or wish to change your political party affiliation;You may request that an Affidavit of Registration be mailed to you by calling the Registrar of Voters’ general information telephone numbers: (562) 466-1310 or (800) 481-VOTE, 24 hours a day;
- Self-executing registration forms that can be filled out and mailed to the Registrar of Voters by anyone eligible to register to vote are available at over 1,950 locations in Los Angeles County, including most libraries, fire stations, post offices, and city clerk offices. Assistance in registering to vote is also provided by staff at the Department of Motor Vehicles and some Social Services agencies.
Voter Records Information:
Permissible Uses of Voter Registration Information
Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver’s license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline ( 1-800-345-VOTE or 1-8…).
Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State’s Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.sos.ca.gov.
Voter Registration Search
Information available for a voter registered in Los Angeles County is the person’s name, political party, birth date/place, mailing address if provided, and whether the registration is active or canceled. Pursuant to State law the voter’s residence address is confidential. The general public is welcome to call or come into the office noted below and access this information free of charge. Telephone inquiries are limited to three names. Persons coming in the office are required to sign a User’s Log. If you are unable to come into the office, you may mail in a written request for voter record information. There is a $5 non-refundable voter file record search fee charge per name and year checked. A certified copy of a voter record can be obtained for $6.50, which includes the search fee. A written request for a record must include the person’s name and birth date.
Voter Registration Confirmation
If you wish to obtain a certified copy of your own voter registration record, the fee is $1.50. You may come into the office noted below and complete a request for a certified copy, or mail a written request for a certified copy. Your written request must include your name, address, birth date and signature. Send request and fee to:
Election Information Section
12400 Imperial Highway, Rm 2013
Norwalk, California 90650