We would like partner outlets to distribute a quick, 2-question audience poll before and after the election, to help us understand the impact of your content. To maximize the comparability of the two polls, please make sure to publish on the same platforms for both polls and follow the duration specified.
For the pre-election poll, please keep the poll live from Friday (10/2) through Friday (10/9).
For the post-election poll, please keep the poll live from Wednesday (11/4) through Wednesday (11/11).
Publishing the poll
We recommend publishing the poll on your website and at least one other channel (e.g. social media, newsletter, SMS) that you use to engage with your audience. You may choose either option below, depending on your outlet’s capacity.
- Program the poll using your preferred polling tools
Your outlet may have a preferred method for publishing an audience poll on your website (e.g. SurveyMonkey, pop-ups). Depending on the platform (e.g. Facebook, WeChat, Line) you use for audience engagement, you may also utilize tools native to those platforms.
If you choose to use your own method, please refer to the poll text below. Please be ready to report the final, aggregated results and number of participants to the team.
- Use the Google Form link
Our team has shared a Google Form link that is unique to your outlet. This link can be embedded on your website and in your email (please see the separate quickstart guide). It can also be shared as a link on any social media platform, newsletter, text messages, etc. Please be aware, though, that sharing as a link and requiring users to click through will likely reduce the number of responses.
If you publish in a language other than English, we appreciate you translating the text. You will be able to edit the Google Form directly.
Your outlet and our team members both have access to the responses from Google Form. You do not need to report any results with us.
Pre-election poll (single choice questions):
- Do you plan to vote in the November general election?
I am not eligible to vote
- How well do you understand the different voting options?
Not very well
Not at all
Post-election poll (single choice questions):
- Did you vote in the election that just passed?
I am not eligible to vote
- Do you remember seeing ads or content about voting on our outlet?
Do you remember hearing ads or content about voting on our outlet?
Making a plan to vote is as important as voting itself
This is no ordinary election. Not because of the candidates or propositions, but because we are facing a global pandemic that continues to have a big impact on Black, Latino & AAPI communities. It’s important for every voter to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and ensure that your vote is counted.
When you vote, remember that every vote counts! Create awareness with your family and friends and share resources that ensure that every person in your community knows their options.
The Los Angeles County Registrar has made it very easy to get all the information you need to create options and know exactly where you can go to vote, how to track your ballot, and even check your registration.
Elections Resources: https://www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/current-elections/find-my-election-information
Why & how to vote early:
- Voting early will help you save time and avoid potentially long lines on election day
- Vote from the comfort of your home by mailing out your ballot. You can track your ballot at www.wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov.
- Drop off your ballot at an official drop box: https://lavote.net/home/voting-elections/voting-options/vote-by-mail/vbm-ballot-drop-off.
- If you require assistance, go to a voting center. Many locations are already open and hundreds more opened on October 24th.
Now that you know your options. Here is important information that you should keep in mind to ensure that your ballot is counted.
If you are opting to vote by mail, make sure that you:
- Place your voted ballot card(s) inside the Official Return Envelope
- Securely seal the Official Return Envelope
- Sign and date the back of the Official Return Envelope
- Make sure that your ballot is not damaged. To request a replacement ballot: https://lavote.net/Apps/VoteByMail/Index?id=4193
- Postmark your ballot no later than Election Day or received by November 20th.
There have been multiple reports of voter interference across Los Angeles County. If you see or experience voter interference, know what steps to take to protect our democracy.
- Report it at the LA County Registrar’s Voter Fraud Hotline at (800) 815-2666, option 5.
- Make sure that you know what an official drop box looks like – official ballot boxes have the official Los Angeles County seal, a number to call should you require assistance, and are clearly marked as “Official Ballot Drop Box.” To check for official drop boxes in your area visit sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/.
For the first time in a General Election, you can vote anywhere in the county
The 2020 presidential election ends on November 3rd. Americans from across the country are already voting and millions have submitted their ballots. Due to COVID-19, Counties and states from across the country have been working hard to ensure a safe and efficient voting system that would allow every voter to make their voice count. Now more than ever, voting by mail and utilizing LA County registrar early voting systems is more important and safer than ever before.
AltaMed, one of the nation’s largest community health networks has partnered with the Los Angeles County Registrar to host 15 vote centers at their health centers. These vote centers are spread throughout East Los Angeles and South East Los Angeles. Any Los Angeles County resident can vote at any of the vote centers throughout the county.
Vote centers are just one of the many convenient options for voting early in the election. The pandemic created a need for early voting centers for people that prefer to vote in person. The Los Angeles County Registrar has partnered with public locations to offer these options. Voters will be able to visit one of the centers if they need extra assistance to cast their ballot.
With infection rates on the rise throughout the country, it is necessary to create additional options for all communities to avoid further risk of COVID-19. These vote centers allow our communities to avoid further risk of infection. They must adhere to public health guidelines to ensure a safe voting experience for all.
Over 100 vote centers have opened across Los Angeles County since October 24th, including schools, stadiums, and community centers.
Voter Resources: Vote Centers will remain open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM.
- Find a Vote Center and view wait times: Vote Center Locator Tool
- Make your selections before leaving the house: Interactive Sample Ballot
- Speed up Vote Center check-in: Quick Check-in Code (also printed on the Sample Ballot book)
Additional Vote Centers will be open beginning October 30.
What is a flex vote center?
LA County flex vote centers are sites that offer voting at a scheduled time and can accommodate voters who may need extra assistance. You do not need to be an AltaMed patient or employee to vote in person or drop off your ballot. Below are just some of the centers you can visit locally. To find more centers near you, visit locator.lavote.net.
DATE: Friday, October 30 –– 8:00am – 5:00pm
AltaMed PACE — South Los Angeles (1776 E. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90002)
AltaMed PACE — Covina (535 S. 2nd Ave. Covina, CA 91723)
AltaMed PACE — East Los Angeles (5425 E. Pomona Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022)
DATE: Monday, November 2 –– 8:00am – 5:00pm
AltaMed PACE — Downey (12130 Paramount Blvd. Downey, CA 90242)
AltaMed PACE — Lynwood (3820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lynwood, CA 90262)
AltaMed PACE — El Monte (10418 Valley Blvd. El Monte, CA 9173)