February 14, 2013

Los Angeles City Clerk June Lagmay reminds eligible residents they must register to vote by Tuesday, February 19 in order to be able to vote in the March 5 city of Los Angeles primary nominating election.  To be eligible a potential voter must be a citizen of the United States and 18 years old by election day.  Registered voters who have moved or changed their names since the last election must re-register to vote.

Voter registration is handled by the Office of the California Secretary of State.  You can register to vote from the following sources:

• Contact the Office of the California Secretary of State.  Complete your registration online at https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/, or download the form at http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/Documents/Federal%20Voter%20Registration_1209_en9242012.pdf  and complete and return by mail

• Contact the Office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s (RR/CC) by visiting their website at www.lavote.net or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You can also call them at toll-free at 800-481-VOTE or direct at 562-466-1310, or register in person at the RR/CC Office at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650

• Voter registration forms may also be available at the public counter of most Los Angeles City and County buildings, libraries, fire stations, post offices, and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices

The Official Sample Ballot for the March 5 city of Los Angeles primary nominating election (available in English and the eight Federally-mandated languages of Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese) is available on the City Clerk’s Elections website at http://clerk.lacity.org/Elections/ under the “Find Your Polling Place and Sample Ballot” link.   Copies of the official sample ballot and voter information pamphlet are also available by contacting the Office of the City Clerk - Election Division by March 1.

For further information or assistance, call the Election Division at (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Office of the City Clerk - Election Division administers elections for the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Community College District.  The city’s primary nominating election will be held March 5 and the general municipal election will be held May 21.  More information can be found on the Election Division’s website at http://clerk.lacity.org/Elections/

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