Change Starts with Your Vote

Help us elect Democrats who will represent our interests and answer the pressing challenges of today.

2020 is the year we can make a difference.

The 2020 elections may be the most important in our lifetimes.

  • We have an executive branch that regularly flouts rules and will do seemingly anything to win the election.

  • A Republican-controlled Senate that won’t hold the President in check.

  • Millionaires and billionaires hoarding wealth while the middle class slowly disappears.   

  • A pandemic virus sweeping across our nation and no central response.

  • Extreme weather events destroying people's homes as climate change intensifies.

  • And the healthcare of millions of Americans may hang in the balance as the GOP relentlessly attacks Obamacare. 

We can stop them from causing more pain.  All we have to do is vote.

 

Three Things to Know:

  • Know to Vote Early: Ballots start arriving by mail October 5th. All registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Know how to Vote: Voters will have three ways to participate in this election, vote by mail, vote by drop-off or voting in person.

  • Know to Sign: If voting by mail or voting by dropbox you must sign the back of your ballot envelope.

The Democratic Alliance for Action recommends that voters drop off their mail-in ballots at voter drop boxes or at voting centers prior to Election Day.

Voting by drop-off:

  • You may return your ballot to any Vote by Mail Drop Box in L.A. County. Dropboxes will be available starting on October 5th.

  • Los Angeles County voters can drop off their ballot at any participating Vote Center in Los Angeles County on or before Election Day.

Voting by mail:

  • You may return your ballot via United States Postal Service (USPS), no postage required. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before 8 PM on Election Day and received by our election officials within 17 days after Election Day.

  • If you need your ballot mailed to a different location, please send an e-mail request directly to the LA County Registrar’s Vote by Mail Processing team at: votebymail@rrcc.lacounty.gov. Please include the following information in your e-mail: your full name, date of birth, registered address, and mailing address for your ballot

Follow all instructions on the ballot when filling out your selections to make sure your vote is counted correctly.

 

You can track your ballot once it’s sent, Use Ballotrax to keep track of your ballot. Visit: california.ballottrax.net to sign-up.

Voting In-Person:

  • Select Vote Centers will be available beginning Saturday, October 24, and all Vote Centers will be available beginning Friday, October 30.

  • Vote Centers will be open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM during the early voting period and from 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day.

  • Remember to wear a mask and gloves, mask and gloves will be made available if needed. 

  • Do not wear campaign paraphernalia (buttons, shirts, hats, etc). This is considered electioneering and may be cause for poll workers to ask you to leave.

  • Please visit lavote.net website for complete information on voting in person and to find the Vote Center nearest you.

Select Vote Centers will be available beginning Saturday, October 24.  All Los Angeles County Vote Centers will be available beginning Friday, October 30.

Confirming your Voter Registration:

​You can verify that you are properly registered to vote by using the Online Voter Registration Lookup tool at lavote.net.

 

Check Voter Registration Status (LA County)

If a match is found then your information is up-to-date and no action is needed. Your election materials and Vote by Mail ballot will automatically be mailed to your registered address (or mailing address, if one is on file for you).

 

If no match is found, then there is no voter registration matching the information entered – possibly due to a change in your residence address or name. The easiest solution is to register or re-register online.

 

The last day to register to vote online or by mail is October 19th. You may register to vote at any Vote Center starting on October 24th. Los Angeles county has same-day voter registration. You may register and vote at the same time.

 

Register to Vote (California Residents)

Note: If you are registered as a military or overseas voter, and you have concerns about your voter registration status in LA County please reach out to the LA County Registrar’s specialty unit regarding your registration status or guidance on voting in this election at: MilitaryOverseasAV@rrcc.lacounty.gov

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Attorney General of Minnesota

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Endorsements

Our endorsements are voted on by our members.  Learn more & join the DAA here.

 

Christy Smith

Congressional District 25

Kipp Mueller

State Senate District 21

Henry Stern

State Senate District 27

George Gascón

LA County District Attorney

Scott Andrew Yang

LA Superior Court Judge #162

David Berger

LA Superior Court Judge #80

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Steve Morgan

LA Superior Court Judge #72

Kelvin Driscoll

Santa Clarita City Council

Chris Werthe

Santa Clarita City Council

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Beth Braunstein

SCV Water Agency Div 1

Christine Okamoto

SCV Water Agency Div 1

Valerie Bradford

SCV Water Agency Div 2

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Anna Kumar

SCV Water Agency Div 2

Kathye Armitage

SCV Water Agency Div 3

Stacy Fortner

SCV Water Agency Div 3

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Alyssa Williams

Hart District Board Area 1

James Webb

Hart District Board Area 4

Katherine Cooper

Saugus USD TA3

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Sage Rafferty

Saugus USD TA4

Edel Alonso

CoC Board of Trustees, District 2

Sebastian Cazares

CoC Board of Trustees, District 3

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Jerry Danielsen

CoC Board of Trustees, District 4

California Ballot Propositions:

Vote Yes On:

  • Prop. 14: Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute

  • Prop. 15: Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value and dedicates revenue

  • Prop. 16: Repeals Proposition 209 (1996), ending the ban on affirmative action

  • Prop. 17: Restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole

  • Prop. 18: Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections,

  • Prop. 19: Changes tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules

  • Prop. 21: Expands local governments' power to use rent control

  • Prop. 23: Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close

  • Prop. 25: Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for suspects awaiting trial

Vote No On:

  • Prop. 20: Makes changes to policies related to criminal sentencing charges, prison release, and DNA collection

  • Prop. 22: Considers app-based drivers to be independent contractors and enacts several labor policies related to app-based companies

DAA Members were unable to reach a consensus on:

  • Prop. 24: Expands the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA

LA County Ballot Measures:

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party Recommends a yes vote on:

  • LA County Measure J: Reimagine L.A. County

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