CALÓ NEWS is pleased to publish this voting guide made by LAist for the upcoming elections. See below for information on voting, voting guides, useful Q&As, and an opportunity to ask timely questions. Also check out the interview with Sheriff Alex Villanueva and challenger Robert Luna, a retired police chief from Long Beach.

Everything you need as you prep for the November 8 General Election — study our interactive voter guides, ask questions, print your sample ballot and more.

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Does voting ever feel like cramming for a test? Ever get to the polls and feel like you didn’t finish your homework? Yeah, same here! Let’s create your Voter Game Plan and get your ballot ready.

  • First, explore our voter guides to find out more about each race — what each elected official is responsible for, what makes a good candidate, who’s running, and more. We’ve got all that for those confusing propositions, too.
  • Next, review the frequently asked questions from voters just like you on everything from what to do if your address has changed to why the U.S. Senator race is on your ballot twice. Still have a question? Look for that purple “Ask a question” button on any page and submit your question. We’ll do our best to get you an answer!
  • Finally, fill out a virtual ballot, specific to your address, and then print it out as a handy reference as you complete your official ballot.

Ready? Let’s do this!


  • Nov.
    • 1 Deadline to request a new vote-by-mail ballot
    • 8 Election Day and deadline to return your vote-by-mail ballot

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A Political Matchmaking Quiz

Answer a few questions, and we’ll tell you which mayoral candidate you align with most on key issues facing Los Angeles.

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Cuestionario para ayudarle a elegir alcalde

Responda a unas cuantas preguntas y le diremos con qué candidato a la alcaldía se alinea más en las cuestiones clave que afectan a Los Ángeles.

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Sheriff Race

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The Race For LA County Sheriff: Q&A With Robert Luna And Alex Villanueva

We asked the candidates to answer the same questions about the department’s future. Here are their answers, side-by-side, for your comparison.

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Ask Us Questions

What questions do you have about the Nov. 8 general election?

Whether it’s about how to register to vote or making sense of a candidate’s platform, we’re here to help you get ballot ready.

¿Que preguntas tienes de la elección general del 8 de noviembre? 

Si tienes preguntas sobre cómo registrase a votar o si quieres saber más de los candidatos, estamos aquí para ayudarte preparar su boleta electoral.

Quick Reference Guide

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Printable Voting Guide

With so many important races on the ballot, we have created a special 2022 General Election Quick Guide to accompany our online Voter Game Plan when you go to the polls. This free, downloadable guide will help you make informed decisions as you prepare to vote.

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Get Your Sample Ballot

We’ve partnered with Voter’s Edge to bring you a personalized sample ballot. Print it, take it with you to the polls, see when your official ballot was mailed, received, or counted, and more. Address Zip Code * Email Sign me up for LAist’s daily Newsletter

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