The Nov. 3 election is only 69 days away, so now is the time to take the time to confirm that you are registered to vote. If you want to register online, you must do that by Oct. 19. You also can register via mail by downloading a national voter registration form. You’ll need to mail that form to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at P.O. Box 1024, Norwalk, CA 90651-1024. It must be postmarked by Oct. 19.
If you think you are registered, you can confirm that by going online to the California Secretary of State’s website to check your status.
Voting will be easier than usual for this election. That’s because the State of California this year will be mailing out ballots to all registered voters by Oct. 12. You must return the ballot by mail, postmarked no later than Nov. 3, which is election day. The ballots come with prepaid return envelopes. Your vote will be counted if the County Registrar’s Office receives it at least 17 days after the election date. Given concerns about mail delivery times, it would be wise to put your ballot in the mail as early as possible. You also can return your ballot in person or drop in a drop box. There will be drop boxes in West Hollywood, with their locations announced before the election.
On its website’s elections page, the City of West Hollywood also includes links to voter registration information. It also provides access to a list of the candidates for two seats on the West Hollywood City Council and lists Measure E, a measure on the ballot that would allow the City of West Hollywood to increase its sales tax by 3/4 of one percent, which would make the overall rate 10.25%.