Election Day is coming. The City of West Hollywood has sent out a reminder that many LA County Vote Centers opened this past Saturday and to make a plan and vote, vote, VOTE as part of the city’s continuous efforts to increase voter participation. Each vote counts and your voice matters in the upcoming General Municipal Election. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Ballots and details have been mailed to registered voters. For voters who may have concerns, check registration status at https://www.lavote.gov/vrstatus or at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov. In addition to state and county items, City of West Hollywood voters will vote to fill three West Hollywood City Council seats for four-year terms. Election information is available at www.weho.org/elections.
There are many ways to vote early. Postal mail and ballot-drop-off voting began on Monday, October 10, 2022. Many LA County Vote Centers will begin operating on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Specific information about options for voting include:
Dropping a Ballot Off at a Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center
The City of West Hollywood has worked with LA County to establish three Ballot Drop Box locations in West Hollywood. These Ballot Drop Boxes are bright yellow and clearly marked. They feature safety and security features, such as 24-hour electronic monitoring. Locations are:
- West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard
(Ballot Drop Box located behind City Hall, off of N. Sweetzer Avenue)
- West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard
(Ballot Drop Box located on the west side of the street, in front of the library)
- Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
(Ballot Drop Box located in front of the Plummer Park Community Center)
Voting In-Person at a Vote Center
Traditional neighborhood “polling places” have been replaced in Los Angeles County by Vote Centers. Many Vote Center locations will begin operating on Saturday, October 29, 2022 and some Vote Center locations will begin operating on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Since LA County voters may vote at any Vote Center, all LA County voters will have 10 consecutive days as well as Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, to vote in-person.
In West Hollywood, there will be three Vote Centers:
- Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall Vote Center will be open from Saturday, October 29, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard; and
- West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center Vote Center will open from Saturday, November 5, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022, located at 8750 El Tovar Place.
- Andaz West Hollywood Hotel Vote Center will open from Saturday, November 5, 2022 through Tuesday, November 8, 2022, located at 8401 Sunset Boulevard.
During the early voting period, through Monday, November 7, 2022, Vote Centers will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Vote Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For additional Vote Center locations and details, visit https://locator.lavote.gov/locations/vc.
- October 29, 2022: Conditional Voter Registration becomes available. Voters can “conditionally” register and vote a provisional ballot starting on this date up through Election Day, November 8, 2022.
- November 8, 2022: Election Day – Vote Center hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Ballots must be in Ballot Drop Boxes by 8 p.m.; Vote-by-Mail ballots must be postmarked before midnight. Election results returns begin at 8 p.m.
- November 15, 2022: Vote-by-Mail delivery deadline if postmarked on or before Election Day (November 8, 2022) and received within seven days (November 15, 2022).
- December 8, 2022: Last day for County elections officials to certify results.
In California, you are eligible to register and vote if you are:
- A United States citizen;
- At least 18-years-old;
- Registered where you currently reside;
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony; and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
The City of West Hollywood encourages every eligible voter to have a vote plan with the following tips:
- Check your voter registration status or register to vote at https://www.lavote.gov/vrstatus or call (800) 815-2666;
- Decide how you would like to vote: Vote by Mail; Drop off a ballot at a Ballot Drop Box or a Vote Center; Vote in-person at a Vote Center;
- Educate yourself about the issues and then vote as soon as you receive your ballot;
- Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote or register to vote;
- Assist those who need help with their mail-in ballot or offer to take a homebound senior to a Vote Center; and
- Track your ballot. You can sign-up to receive personalized text messages, emails, and/or automated voice messages on your Vote-by-Mail ballot (whether sent by mail or dropped off at a Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center) by subscribing to Where’s My Ballot. This is a free service available to all registered voters that provides updated information about where your ballot is and when you can expect to receive it. Sign up to be notified of the status of your ballot at california.ballottrax.net/voter.