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Voting & Elections

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.   


Please see the Upcoming Election section below for details during election season.

More Days and More Ways to Vote​​​

Need to register for the first time?

Changed your address since last election?

Update your existing registration at

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 

How do I vote in person?

Find your polling place at

What do in-person voting locations offer?

Accessible voting machines and language assistance

Current Election

Upcoming Election Information

VOTE!  Gubernatorial and Mid-Term Election on November 8, 2022



Vote to be part of the decision making that affects your life. If you don’t vote, others make the decisions for you.

The California gubernatorial and mid-term election will be November 8, 2022.


Prepare for the November election by registering to vote--or updating your registration information—here.


We will have complete information about the November 2022 election on our website by early October.   This will include a description of pros and cons for each ballot measure, any Vote with the League ballot measure recommendations, and a schedule of candidate forums being hosted in your neighborhood and on virtual platforms.


A ballot will be mailed to every registered voter on October 10. Remember you will not receive a ballot unless the Registrar has your current mailing address.  Click here to confirm your information is up to date.

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



You have the right to register & 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 parole (new this year)

    • on probation

    • 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


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