The countdown is on to June 7 when Los Angeles will head to the polls to choose our new Mayor among a slew of other important positions. Continue reading below and click on the suggested links to get ballot ready for the primaries.
“The Committee calls out broken and failed systems and policies. It is in this spirit of raising awareness we are proud to support Southern California Public Radio on a nonpartisan voter education effort in advance of the 2022 primary election. The Committee for Greater LA knows well-informed voters are critical if we want to build a more equitable and inclusive Los Angeles,” said Miguel A. Santana, President & CEO of the Weingart Foundation and Chair of the Committee for Greater LA.
How Do I Vote?
By now every registered voter in Los Angeles County should have received your mail-in ballot. If you aren’t registered to vote, don’t sweat it. You have until May 23 to register online or you can register in person at your polling place up until Election Day. Voter centers open May 28, 2022!
Do the Primaries Really Matter?
Yes, yes they really do! While many may think of primaries as an extra credit civic duty, they actually can determine who wins the election outright! Election rules for both L.A. city and county specify that in election primaries, candidates may win the office if they receive more than 50% of the vote. If they don’t, the top two vote getters advance to the general election in November. When you combine that knowledge with the fact that our mayor serves a four-year term for up to two terms, what happens this June could effect the next eight years of Los Angeles politics! Your primary vote matters.
Who’s on the Ballot?
Not sure who you are voting for? Our partnership with Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and LAist provides an in-depth multi-platform coverage on Los Angeles County civics to give voters the tools to understand their local governments and make sure their voices can be heard.
We invite you to replay the live-streamed one-on-one conversations with candidates for the mayoral races ahead of the primary elections on June 7, 2022. Of the candidates who participated that are still in the running for Mayor are Karen Bass, Kevin De León, Gina Viola. These conversations give community members an opportunity to compare and contrast mayoral candidates across issues.
Other offices up for election in June 2022:
- LA Mayor
- LA City Council
- LA City Attorney
- LA City Controller
- LAUSD School Board
- Community College District Board of Trustees
- California Insurance Commissioner
- Attorney General*
- California Governor
- California State Senate
- California State Assembly
- Board of Equalization*
- Lieutenant Governor*
- Secretary of State*
- Superintendent of Public Instruction*
*Guide produced by CalMatters in partnership with LAist.
Happy voting, Los Angeles!