Last-Minute Help For Southern California Voters As Super Tuesday Vote Gets Underway


California is one of 16 states and one territory going to the polls today in what’s known as Super Tuesday. LAist is here to help.

About the vote: Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Mail-in ballots can be turned into any voting center or collection box by 8 p.m. or postmarked by then. Ballots have until March 12 to arrive at a county elections office.

Find a vote center: or

L.A. voters, if you’re short on time: 4 key races that pack the most punch.

If you’re baffled by the judges: We have tips for making your picks in L.A. County and Orange County

If you’re baffled by Central Committees: Really, who isn’t? These committees make party endorsements, which gives them quite a bit of influence. We asked some experts for advice.

More popular LAist voter guides: L.A. County district attorney | L.A. County supervisors | L.A. city council | LAUSD school board | our guide to other LA voter guides

If you care about these specific issues, start here:

Give me everything you got: Happily, we put a ton of work into our Voter Game Plan and we’re thrilled to hear from all the folks who say they’re making their most-informed vote ever thanks to LAist guides.

Where can I find results? LAist will have live results from L.A. County, where the first release of tallies is expected between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Sign up for our post-election newsletter and we’ll let you know the outcomes and what it means for your life.

What’s going on in the presidential race? Our colleagues at NPR are tracking the results nationwide.

Have a question?

What questions do you have about the March 5 primary election?

Whether it’s about how to interpret the results or track your ballot, we’re here to help you understand the 2024 primary election on March 5.

More Voter Guides

City of Los Angeles

  • City Council: There are seven districts seats on this ballot: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.
  • Healthy Streets LA: Take a closer look at Measure HLA, aimed at making streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists — and holding the city accountable to do just that.

L.A. County

  • Board of Supervisors: There are three districts on this ballot: 2, 4 and 5.
  • District Attorney: Compare the 12 candidates running for District Attorney.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District: Here’s an overview of the challenges facing the district. Plus: Meet the candidates vying to represent your child’s education in districts 1, 3, 5 and 7.
  • The judiciary: There are more than two dozen judges up for election or reelection. Plus: Tips to make sure you’re putting right person on the bench.
  • County Central Committees: There are nearly 200 seats up for election for these committees, which govern L.A.’s political parties.

Overwhelmed? We have some shortcuts for you.

Statewide races

  • Prop. 1: Evaluating a $6.38 billion bond proposition that aims to create more housing, treatment and support for people struggling with mental health, drug and alcohol issues. Plus: A guide to understanding California’s Proposition system.

Federal races

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