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Deadline to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 Election is October 22, 2018.

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Voter Registration Verification

To find out if you are currently registered click here OR contact us at 920.395.8683 

You may register to vote if:

  1. You are a United States citizen
  2. You are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or will be by the next election date)
  3. You are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

When to Re-Register

You must re-register to vote if:

  1. You move to a different address
  2. You change your name
  3. You change your political party choice (a person may register with any political party OR may decline to state a party).

How and Where to Register to Vote

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Obtain A Voter Registration Form At Most Government Buildings or from Our Office
Voter Registration forms are available throughout the City of Montebello including city hall, fire stations, libraries, State Motor Vehicle Offices, Public Assistance Offices (DPSS, WIC), and post offices. You may also pick up a registration form from our campaign office, at 6600 San Fernando Rd., Montebello, CA

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Vote By Mail

Who can vote by vote-by-mail ballot?

All registered voters may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for an upcoming election at any time.

How can I apply for a vote-by-mail ballot?

Voters who are not registered as permanent absentees, but wish to vote by mail must submit an application for a vote-by-mail ballot. There are two ways to apply.

  1. Prior to each election, the City Clerk mails all voters an official sample ballot booklet. The Official Sample Ballot booklet includes a printed vote by mail application on the back cover page. You may tear, sign and return the application attached to the booklet.
  2. You can also download and print the California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application, fill it out and mail it to the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office. For Montebello, your application should be mailed to P.O. Box 1024, Norwalk, CA 90651-1024
    • The same application can be used to apply for Permanent Vote By Mail Status.
    • Your application must be received by the County Clerk’s Office no later than 7 days prior to election day, in this case by October 30, 2018.

What information must be included in my application?

Your application must include your printed name, date of birth, your residence address, the address to which you want the vote-by-mail ballot sent (if different from your residential address), and the name and date of the election for which you are applying. In addition, you must sign and date your application.

Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter Status

Under state law, a voter may apply for permanent vote by mail status. As a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote.

As of January 1, 2006, a voter’s name will be deleted from the permanent vote by mail voter list if he or she fails to return a vote by mail ballot for two (2) consecutive statewide general elections.

  1. You may request an application for Permanent Vote By Mail status by calling (562) 466-1323
  2. You may also download, print and mail Los Angeles County’s Permanent Vote by Mail Application.
  3. Mail your application to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, P.O. Box 30450 Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450Voting By Mail

Voting By Mail

Once your application is processed by your county elections official, your ballot will be sent to you.

You may return your voted ballot by

  • Mail: Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than 3 days after Election Day.  
  • If you are not sure that your vote-by-mail ballot will arrive in time if mailed, you can also bring it to any polling place in your county between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • You can also drop your ballot off at your county’s ballot drop boxes before the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • If you unable to, you can also authorize someone to return the ballot on your behalf, by completing the authorization section found on the outside of your ballot envelope.

Helpful Links

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Know your Voting Rights

  • You have the right to cast a ballot if you are a valid registered voter. A valid registered voter means a United States citizen who is a resident in this state, who is at least 18 years of age and not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony, and who is registered to vote at his or her current residence address.
  • You have the right to cast a provisional ballot if your name is not listed on the voting rolls.
  • You have the right to cast a ballot if you are present and in line at the polling place prior to the close of the polls at 8:00PM.
  • You have the right to cast a secret ballot free from intimidation.
  • You have the right to receive a new ballot if, prior to casting your ballot, you believe you made a mistake.
  • If at any time before you finally cast your ballot, you feel you have made a mistake, you have the right to exchange the spoiled ballot for a new ballot. Vote-by-mail voters may also request and receive a new ballot if they return their spoiled ballot to an elections official prior to the closing of the polls on election day.
  • You have the right to receive assistance in casting your ballot, if you are unable to vote without assistance.
  • You have the right to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot to any precinct in the county.
  • You have the right to ask questions about election procedures and observe the election process.
  • You have the right to ask questions of the precinct board and elections officials regarding election procedures and to receive an answer or be directed to the appropriate official for an answer. However, if persistent questioning disrupts the execution of their duties, the board or election officials may discontinue responding to questions.
  • You have the right to report any illegal or fraudulent activity to a local elections official or to the Secretary of State’s Office.

 

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