Primary election season is here and once again it is time to mobilize the Latino vote! There is no greater way to demonstrate el poder of the Latino vote than by heading to the polls. The 2020 general election resulted in a groundbreaking turnout of 18.7 million Latino registered voters. This speaks volumes to the impact of the Latino voice in our democracy.
In California alone, there are over 8M Latinos who are eligible to vote—making it more than any other state in the country. LCF has your back with all you need to know for the upcoming June 7th Primary.
By now, all California active registered voters should have received a vote-by-mail ballot. In-person voting locations will also offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance to those who need it.
Here’s what you need to know:
HOW TO VOTE
- By Mail: Return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail. Don’t worry – the postage is already paid! Make sure it is postmarked on or before Election Day. Never wonder whether your vote is counted: you can track your vote-by-mail ballot by signing up at sos.ca.gov to receive text, email, or voice status alerts.
- In-person: Cast your vote in-person by visiting your polling location, vote center, or your county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on June 7, 2022. You can also drop off your ballot at a secure ballot drop box.
- Vote Early: You don’t have to wait until June 7 to cast your vote in-person. Find an early voting site near you.
WHERE TO VOTE
- If you would like to vote in person, you can find your polling location here.
- You can also drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at your nearest ballot drop box location.
YOUR VOTING RIGHTS
- You can vote if you are in line by 8:00 pm.
- You can request your ballot in another language.
- You can vote even if your name is not on the voter list (ask for a provisional ballot).
- You can vote even if you miss the deadline to register to vote or update your voter information—you can register to vote in-person at any polling location in the state.
By Francisco Barajas, Aida Alvarez Civic Leadership Fellow