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

U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

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A sign points the way to a polling place inside El Mercado de Los Angeles, a Mexico-style marketplace in the East L.A. area during the U.S. presidential election on November 6, 2012.

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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