LA Election Day FAQ: Everything you need to know to vote (map)

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Election day is here in Los Angeles. We've put together some answers to the most common questions voters may have, along with a few KPCC resources to help you out.

Let us know about your voting experience in the interactive map below, on our Facebook page or on Twitter (just mention @KPCC and we'll share your comments with our audience).


  • When do the polls open? Close? Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. 
  • Where are the nearest polls? Find your nearest Los Angeles county polling place here
  • Am I registered? Check if you are registered in the county of Los Angeles here
  • Can I take time off work to vote? According to state law, you are allowed up to two hours at the beginning or end of your shift to vote, on paid time. 
  • Who's on the ballot? You can build your own ballot with KPCC's own Voters Guide.
  • How do I get there? If you need a ride to the polls, Yellow Cab will offer you a free trip, the L.A. Mayor's office says. Call 1-800-808-7293 and tell them the code word: "LA Vote"


  1. Measure D: Limits on medical marijuana businesses
  2. Measure E: Limits on medical marijuana collectives
  3. Measure F: Regulate medical marijuana collectives with an introductory period of registrations and requirements
  • What about city council? Do you live in a city council district with an election? Use the KPCC MyBallot guide to find out.
  1. District 1 - Highland Park, Chinatown,Westlake, Montecito Heights to Pico Union
  2. District 6 - North Hollywood, Van Nuys to Sun Valley 
  3. District 9 - Downtown and South LA
  4. District 13 - Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood

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