Asked & Answered: The June 6 Runoff Election

Compton voters go to the polls on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the runoff election.

Q. I already voted for Mayor Brown in the April 18 primary election.  Do I need to vote again?

A. First, thank you for your vote!  Second, yes. In Compton, if no one candidate receives 50 percent of the vote plus at least one additional vote, a runoff election is triggered between the two highest vote getters for that office.

Q. I didn’t vote on April 18. Can I vote in the runoff?

A. Yes. If you were eligible but did not vote on April 18, you can vote in the runoff.

Q. I missed the voter registration deadline for the April 18 primary, but I registered after the primary election. Can I vote for Mayor Brown in the runoff?

A.   Yes. If you are registered to vote by the May 22 deadline you can vote for Mayor Brown in the June 6 runoff election.

Q. When is the deadline to register to vote in the June 6 runoff election?

A. The deadline to register to vote is 15 days prior to the election.  So May 22 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 6 runoff.

Click here to register to vote or check that your voter registration is current.

Q. Where do I vote?

A.   At the polling place in your precinct. Your precinct and polling place are listed on your sample ballot. However, it’s possible your polling place may have changed. To be sure of the location of your polling place:

Q. How do I request a vote-by-mail ballot?A. You can request a vote-by-mail ballot by completing AND mailing the form on the back of your sample ballot.  If you didn’t receive a sample ballot and wish to request a vote-by-mail ballot, please call the Compton City Clerk’s office at (310) 605-5530 or email

Q. What is the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot?

A. The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 6 runoff election is May 30.

Q. What hours will the polls be open?

A. Polling places will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the June 6 runoff election. As long as you are in line, you will be allowed to vote.

Q. When/where will results be reported?

A.   Unofficial results will be reported on election night at  Final results will be available in the following days.

Q. Do I need to show an ID when I go to vote?

A.  In most cases, a California voter is not required to show identification to a polling place worker before casting a ballot.

However, if you are voting for the first time after registering to vote by mail and did not provide your driver license number, California identification number or the last four digits of your social security number on your registration form, you may be asked to show a form of identification when you go to the polls. In this case, be sure to bring identification with you to your polling place or include a copy of it with your vote-by-mail ballot. A copy of a recent utility bill, the sample ballot booklet you received from your county elections office or another document sent to you by a government agency are examples of acceptable forms of identification. Other acceptable forms of identification include your passport, driver license, official state identification card, or student identification card showing your name and photograph.

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