The City of West Hollywood is reminding community members that each vote counts and your voice matters in the upcoming June 2022 Statewide Primary Election. The deadline to register for the Election is Monday, May 23, 2022. The City of West Hollywood encourages community members to check voter registration status at LA County Voter Registration Status (lavote.gov).
Election Day is Tuesday, June 7, 2022. But there are many ways to vote early. Vote by Mail (VBM) and ballot-drop-off voting will begin on Monday, May 9, 2022. All registered and eligible voters during this election can expect to receive VBM ballots beginning Monday, May 9, 2022. Ballot Drop Box locations nearest to the voter’s residence are included on the VBM packet. Voters can also find all Drop Box locations (as well as Vote Centers) on the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Locator Tool online at LAvote.gov. On Election Day, all Drop Boxes will be locked at 8 p.m.
Many LA County Vote Centers will begin operating on Saturday, May 28. 2022.
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 lavote.net/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 Vote by Mail 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/
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 as follows:
- 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, which allow LA County residents (which includes West Hollywood residents) to vote at any Vote Center location. Select Vote Centers will be available beginning Saturday, May 28, 2022. All Los Angeles County voters will have 10 consecutive days as well as Election Day, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, to vote in-person at a Vote Center.
In the City of West Hollywood, there will be a Vote Center at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. This Vote Center will be open from Saturday, May 28, 2022 through Election Day on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. For Vote Center locations, visit https://locator.lavote.gov/
For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6800, visit the City’s Elections page at www.weho.org/elections. Call the California Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline toll-free at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).