Today is Your Last Day to Vote! - Here's What You Need to Know

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Attention L.A. County residents - today is your last chance to vote in California's Presidential primary! While more than a dozen states voting on Super Tuesday today, California is the biggest prize for the Democratic presidential primary candidates, with 415 pledged delegates at stake. Not only that, several local measures are on the ballot, giving Californians the chance to vote on issues important to their local communities.

With more than 1.4 million Democratic ballots already returned to election officials in California, more than 20 percent of the mail-in ballots have been received so far.

You can find our non-partisan voter guide HERE.

Here's everything you need to know about voting on Super Tuesday:

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. If you forgot to register to vote, a new state law allows eligible voters the ability to register to vote or change your party registration on the same day of the election.

Voters in L.A. County aren't beholden to just one polling place - the Voting Solutions for All People converted polling places into 'Voting Centers' meaning you don't have to go to one particular location to cast your vote. Instead, you can go to any of the 900 locations across L.A. County to cast your ballow.

You can find your closest polling center by using L.A. County's Vote Center Finder by clicking here!

If you're worried about how to get to your closest vote center, fear not! The MTA announced that voters heading to the polls on Election Day will not be charged a fare to ride on public transportation. Free rides will be provided on all Metro bus and rail lines to help people reach the polls. Fares will not be charged from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to midnight, officials announced.

Other transit agencies in Southern California, including; Access Services, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Culver CityBus, LADOT, Pasadena Transit and Long Beach Transit, will also be offering free fares on Election Day.

Get all the information you need at LAVotes.net.

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Vote-by-Mail Ballots

If you received a mail-in ballot, you still have time to get it counted. So long as you mail the vote-by-mail ballot by Tuesday and it arrives at your county elections office by Friday, your vote will be counted. You can also drop it off at any vote center, polling place, or county elections office.

What if I Voted for a Candidate that Dropped Out?

Unfortunately, if you voted early for a candidate like former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, or entrepreneur Tom Steyer, you can't get that vote back. Casting a new ballot for a new candidate would violate state laws against voting twice.

If you filled out your ballot with a candidate who dropped out, but haven't sent it in yet, you can always get a new blank ballot at your local vote center.

I'm a "No-Party Preference Voter" - Can I vote in the primary election?

If you're registered as a 'No-Party Preference' voter, you won't be able to vote in the Democratic primary. Similarly, registered Republicans also cannot participate in Democratic primaries in California. However, voters can change their preferred registration on and up to Election Day and cast a vote in the primary if they so desire.

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