What to do if you didn't get your mail in ballot

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About half of all registered voters in California are registered to permanently vote by mail. But as the polls get ready to open tomorrow, some people are still waiting for those ballots to arrive.

If you've been anxiously checking your mail box waiting for that mail in ballot to arrive, you’re not alone. 

"It does happen in some cases that the voter does not receive the vote by mail ballot in time," said Vince Hall, executive director of Future of California Elections, a collaboration between election officials and voting advocates.

He said because of California's late deadline, people could request vote by mail ballots until May 31.

Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan is reassuring voters that ballots are on the way to everyone who requested them. The last batch was mailed out Saturday. Delivery of the ballots is now in the hands of the U.S. Postal Service. 

If yours doesn't arrive by tomorrow, you can go to any polling location within the county you live in and vote in person with a provisional ballot. Your ballot will be counted once your eligibility is checked.

"The best advice is to go to a polling place tomorrow before the polls close at 8 p.m.," Logan said. 

If you still have questions, reach out to your county elections office. Here's a list of offices from the Secretary of State. If you live in L.A. County, you can call 1-800-815-2666 and select option 2 to speak with a real person. 

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