General Election Information
Both the State and County governments are responsible for elections in California and our state has adopted many ways to make voting easy.
More Days and More Ways to Vote
How do I register to vote by mail?
Vote by mail is permanent, every registered voter will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot
By when do I have to mail my ballot?
Your ballot needs to be postmarked on or before Election day
Can I vote earlier than election day?
California has early voting, you don’t have to wait until election day to vote.
Can I drop my vote-by-mail ballot in person?
Drop it at a secure ballot drop box, a voting location, or your county elections office
What do in-person voting locations offer?
Accessible voting machines and language assistance
2024 Primary Election Information
Vote! Presidential Primary Election: March 5, 2024
The last day to register for the March 5 election is February 20, 2024.
We will have complete information about the March 2024 election on our website by early February.
What are the ways I can vote?
Vote by mail or in person at a voting location in Alameda County.
Instructions for returning your ballot and for voting in person will be in the county Voter Information Guide and in the ballot packet you get in the mail.
Find information about candidates and measures at www.votersedge.org
KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS
You have the right to vote if you
Are registered to vote
Are U.S. citizen & 18 years or older
Were formerly incarcerated for a felony conviction & are
out of prison
on post-release community supervision
mandatory supervision, or
on federal supervised release.
Have a misdemeanor conviction. You can always vote
Questions? Didn’t get your ballot? Need help?
Contact: Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon St., Oakland