Voter Engagement 2024

Are you ready for the March 5th Primary Election?

While many eyes are on the big ticket presidential election this year, it is important to engage in the many many local positions up for election this year, from City Council to Supervisors, Assemblymembers, Congressmeners, District Attorney and more. Currently, every resident of California should have received a mail-in ballot. Your ballot can be dropped off at ANY Voting Station or ANY post office and delivered for free. If you have not received your ballot, check the California Secretary of State website ward for your vote.

California's primary system is what's called a jungle primary, which means that the two candidates who receive the most votes will continue on to the general election in November. However, if one person gets more than 50% of the votes cast, they will automatically win the election and will not be on the ballot come November.

When you vote in this primary race for a Board Supervisor, you're voting on the representative who will help guide Los Angeles County jails and their priorities, including key issues such as ODR Funding or the Closure of MCJ. Voting in the primaries is historically a low-turnout event, but that means each vote is worth far more weight. It is so important, and we encourage everyone to vote, as your voice matters.

Please see the featured news articles below to read some of the articles that spell out just how impactful these elections will mean for our work!!!

Helpful Articles

Voter Game Plan, PRIMARY 2024

The LAist, February 2024

Everything you need as you prep for the March 5 Primary Election.

Voting in California is actually easier than in many other states. Ballots magically land in our mailboxes. You can vote by mail or at any vote center in L.A. County.

But deciding how to vote? That’s the hard part. And that’s what LAist's Voter Game Plan is here for.

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Voter guide to the 2024 California primary election

By Los Angeles Times Staff, Feb. 1, 2024

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The Power of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: A Voter's Guide

Westside Current, Feb 13, 2024

Tasked with the oversight of a $46.7 billion budget and the welfare of over 10 million residents, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plays a pivotal role in regional administration. The Board's substantial sway over policy decisions touches every aspect of community life, from public safety and health to housing and beyond.

 

This election cycle is not merely about selecting officeholders; it's a decision on the future trajectory of Los Angeles County.

 

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California State Senate

By CalMatters, Feb 6, 2024

Here's a look at some of the key L.A. and Orange County State Senates races on the March 5 ballot.

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California's Primary Election: Some of the Races on Our Radar

California City News, Feb, 2024, Edmund T. Tuck and Brittany Maldonado contributed to this report

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Voter Eligibility for Justice Involved People:

A refresher from our partners at LA Free The Vote