California State law gives all registered voters the option to vote by mail regardless of whether or not they anticipate being “absent” on Election Day. A voter who is not currently a permanent VBM voter must submit an application in order to receive a VBM ballot for each election.
Those who intend to vote by mail in the 2015 Primary Nominating Election may submit an application for a VBM ballot beginning Monday, February 2, 2015. All applications must be received by the Election Division no later than Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Applications can be mailed to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division, 555 Ramirez St., Space 300, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or faxed to (213) 978-0611 or (213) 978-0612. If you are a permanent VBM voter, you do not need to complete an application; you will receive a VBM ballot automatically.
Applications for a VBM ballot can be found on the back cover of the Official Sample Ballot, which is mailed to all registered voters. Applications are also available on the Election Division website in English and the following languages: Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.