Our Elections page covers L.A. City, L.A. County, and CA statewide elections

for information on how you can pitch in to help Dems win
other key elections around the country, click here for our Take Action page


CLICK HERE for L.A. County's reported Nov. 8 2022 election results


CLICK HERE for the CA Secretary of State's reported Nov. 8 2022 election results


Next scheduled election for Los Angeles is Nov. 7, 2023 (watch this space for updates)

with registration closing October 23, 2023


Info on **past** elections follows for historical reference


Election of major national consequence: Georgia Senate runoff December 6, 2022

Update: Democrat Raphael Warnock wins the seat!

Info on the November 8, 2022 L.A./CA election

Click here for our Endorsements page


From lavote.gov, a go-to source of voting info:

All registered voters in Los Angeles County will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot. Vote in the safety of your home by returning your Vote by Mail ballot.

Mailing of Vote by Mail ballots begins no later than 29 days prior to Election Day.


How to Return your Ballot

There are multiple options on how to return your ballot:

If your ballot is postmarked by Election Day and received within 7 days (EC, § 3020(b).) by our Department we will process, verify and count that ballot.


Palisades Branch Library
861 Alma Real Dr, Pacific Palisades CA 90272
Hours: Open 24-hour

Topanga State Park
20828 Entrada Rd, Topanga CA 90290
Hours: Sunrise - Sunset

Topanga Library
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga CA 90290
Hours: Open 24-hours

Santa Monica Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401
Hours: Open 24-hours

Montana Avenue Library
1704 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403
Hours: Open 24-hours

Download and share with your community: How to return your Vote by Mail ballot





 June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primaries

Click here for results, and thank you so much for voting!


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Vote Centers open May 28 for early voting 

[times & locations TBA; previously 8 AM – 5 PM]

Election Day, Vote Centers are open 7 AM – 8 PM

Nearest Palisades Vote Center: likely Palisades Rec Center 

For our friends elsewhere, use 

https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vc closer to the election 

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Wait, what? We >did<?? Fantastic work, PaliDems members and HQ volunteers!

Scary fact:

FiveThirtyEight's poll numbers on the recall (in an article ominously titled "Gavin Newsom Has Reason to Worry") are a blinking red light. It's not that Newsom doesn't have support, it's that REPUBLICANS ARE MORE ENERGIZED
We need to get Dems fired up NOW. The most important part of that is YOUR VOTE
Second most important is your getting friends, family, and others to vote
Keep Republicans from stealing California
If you want to do even more, click here for our Take Action page.


Every registered voter was mailed a ballot and can vote safely from home
Mail your ballot or head to a dropbox
(locations here, including outside the Palisades library)
In-person voting ends Tuesday, 9/14/21
Palisades Recreation Center
851 Alma Real Dr, Pacific Palisades CA 90272
Hours: September 4 - September 13: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
September 14: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Additional Info: Small Gymnasium

Click here for other neighborhood vote centers


Should you pick a backup candidate just in case?

The CA Dem Party recommends leaving that part blank, though some strategists suggest checking the latest polls and picking the highest-polling Democratic candidate to try to avert a worst-case scenario

Click here to register to vote by Monday, August 30

(After 8/30, you can do same-day registration here. But sooner is better)

Check registration status here

Check ballot status here



Frequently Asked Questions:

Heart of L.A. Dem Club, our partners at the Westside Dem HQ,

have a fantastic FAQ page answering all your other recall questions, including the recommendation not to pick a backup candidate — click here






Election Day is over at last!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted, volunteered, and donated


We know everyone just wants to collapse as we wait for the inauguration, but we have to tell you —

your help is very much still needed!

We've found that sending postcards is one of the most effective methods of contacting voters, and we are determined to help contact every Democratic and left-leaning Independent voter in Georgia to get them to the polls on January 5, 2021

$10 will fund 22 postcards

Donate here, or sign up to join the effort

Uphill battle for Senate continues


Yes, it's a long shot, if enough of us pitch in. Otherwise the chance is nil

So please consider donating to or working for Jon Ossoff and/or Raphael Warnock

Ossoff: https://electjon.com/

Warnock: https://warnockforgeorgia.com/

to boost their chances in an upcoming January 5, 2021 runoff


This is our best hope for the possibility of being able to make major legislative progress these next four years!


PPDC donated an additional emergency $1000 to each campaign on Nov. 5


Ready to take back the White House?

All Californians who are currently and correctly registered to vote will receive a vote-by-mail ballot
prior to the November 3, 2020 Election. 

You will still have the options of choosing to vote by mail, drop your ballot at a designated location,
or vote in person at a Vote Center. 

Click here for PPDC endorsements

Or read on for further Nov. 3 general election logistical info

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we hope that you will make the best decision for the health of your family and community while exercising your right to participate in the voting process.
Please contact us with your concerns and/or questions.

Early voting began October 5 and ended November 2

Los Angeles is making it easier for you to vote safely. In partnership with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, our Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) is installing VOTE BY MAIL DROP BOXES at 123 locations citywide.

The locations in CD11 will be public branch libraries in Brentwood, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Playa Vista, Venice, Westchester and West L.A., as well as at Glen Alla Park in Del Rey, and Stoner Recreation Center in West L.A.

👉 Sign up at https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/

Most importantly, we recommend that you
CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/
to confirm that all of your information is correct and make any necessary changes on the Secretary of State website

Election Protection update: The Election Protection Coalition

This national, nonpartisan organization, administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, has voter protection hotlines in a variety of languages:

  • English: 866-OUR-VOTE / 866-687-8683
  • Spanish/English: 888-VE-Y-VOTA / 888-839-8682
  • Asian languages/English: 888-API-VOTE / 888-274-8683
  • Arabic/English: 844-YALLA-US / 844-925-5287

What's best to vote for in support of Democratic principles? We're here to help...


Check out our Platform and Endorsements