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It’s time to vote!
The crucial Midterm Elections are coming up on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
These elections will determine who becomes the next Mayor of Los Angeles, who represents you in Congress, in the State Assembly and Senate, on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and more!
There are also seven statewide ballot initiatives up for a vote, including Proposition 1 which would enshrine reproductive rights like access to abortion and contraception in the California State Constitution. APLA Health is recommending a YES vote on Proposition 1.
Below is some information that will help you to prepare for the election, including how and when to register to vote, locations for mail-in and in-person voting, and links to non-partisan voter guides that can help with your decision-making.
- Mail-in ballots will be sent to all California registered voters starting October 10.
If you don’t get one, you can call the Los Angeles County Registrar at 1-800-815-2666.
- The deadline for registering to vote is October 24.
- In-person Vote Centers will be open beginning Saturday, October 29.
- Vote Centers will be open every day from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. during the early voting period.
- On Election Day, Vote Centers will be open from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. As long as you’re in line before polls close, you will get to vote.
If you are concerned about mailing in your ballot, the best advice is to mail it in as soon as possible. Once mailed, you can track your ballot at: california.ballottrax.net/voter
If you prefer, you can drop off your mail-in ballot at any polling station up to and including Election Day. Otherwise, mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day to be counted.
REGISTER TO VOTE
The deadline for registering to vote is October 24. You can register to vote using the link below, by calling the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office, or by mail. However, if you miss the deadline, you will have to go in person to the County Registrar’s office or a polling place to register. You can still register to vote at any polling center up to and including on Election Day, but your vote will be conditional until your information is verified.
As a Section 501(c)(3) organization, APLA Health neither endorses nor opposes candidates for elected office. However, many organizations and political parties publish comprehensive voter guides. A few of the best non-partisan guides can be found at the League of Women Voters, CalMatters, or Voters Edge.
Many of the races on this year’s ballot will have real impacts on the LGBTQ+ community, people with HIV, and the other vulnerable communities that we serve at APLA Health. So please, no matter how you vote or who you vote for, please remember to vote in the upcoming midterm elections on November 8!