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Vote By Mail

Vote By mail
VOTING BY MAIL IS EASY AND CONVENIENT
  • No more waiting in line at the polls
  • No more scheduling hassles on Election Day
  • Carefully evaluate each issue at your leisure
  • Complete your ballot in the comfort of your own home

How to Obtain a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Any voter may request a vote-by-mail ballot in the following ways:

  1. Apply Online.

    November 4, 2014 - General Election

    2014年11月4日- 大選

    Elección General - 4 de noviembre del 2014

    Ika-4 ng Nobyembre, 2014 - Pangkalahatang Halalan

    Cuộc Tổng Tuyển Cử - Ngày 4 Tháng Mười Một, 2014



  2. Call (510) 272-6973 to request a ballot to be mailed to you.

  3. E-mail, Fax, or mail us a letter requesting a vote-by-mail ballot and include your name, home address, the address to which you want the ballot mailed, and your signature.

    Only the registered voter himself or herself may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. An application for a vote by mail ballot that is made by any person other than the registered voter is a criminal offence.

All requests must be received in the Registrar of Voters office no later than 7 days before an election by 5:00 PM.

∗postmarks are unacceptable

Mail to: 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1

Oakland, California 94612

Fax: (510) 272-6982


How to Become a Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter

Any voter may request to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter in the following ways:

  1. Complete, print, and mail us this form
    Download Vote By Mail Application - Permanent Status (PDF - 41kb) *

  2. E-mail, fax, or mail us a letter requesting to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter and include your name, home address, the address to which you want the ballot mailed, and your signature.

Once you become a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you will automatically receive a ballot by mail for every election.


How to Return Your Vote by Mail Ballot

By Mail

Alameda County

Registrar of Voters

1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1

Oakland, California 94612


In Person

  1. At the Registrar of Voters office during business hours; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
  2. At any polling place in Alameda County from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Election Day
  3. At any drop-box location: click the link below for locations and hours of operation

Ballot Drop-Off Sites (PDF - 178kb) *

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT...

Remember to sign the back of your return envelope!

graphic of back of vote by mail return envelope

Vote by Mail Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Map of Vote by Mail drop boxes.

November 4, 2014 – General Election

Vote by Mail voters who do want to mail in their ballot can drop their voted ballots off at any of these drop-off sites.

24-Hour  Locations

Alameda County Administration Building

1221 Oak St, Oakland
– located on the corner of 12th St and Oak St

René C. Davidson Courthouse

1225 Fallon St, Oakland
– located on the entrance ramp on 12th St

Other Drop-Off Site

photo of ballot drop box

René C. Davidson Courthouse

1225 Fallon St, Oakland
– located inside the courthouse next to the Sheriff’s check-in station

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

City Clerk Drop-Off Sites

*contact the City Clerk for business hours.

Location Address Contact #
Alameda City Hall 2263 Santa Clara Ave. Room 380
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 747-4800
Berkeley Civic Center Building 2180 Milvia St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-6900
Dublin City Offices 100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 833-6650
Emeryville City Hall 1333 Park Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 450-7800
Hayward City Hall 777 B St.
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 583-4400
Livermore City Hall 1052 South Livermore Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-4200
Newark City Hall 37101 Newark Blvd.
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 578-4266
Pleasanton City Hall 123 Main St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-5027
San Leandro Civic Center 835 East 14th St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 577-3367
Union City City Hall 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd.
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 675-5348

* Portable Document Format (PDF) file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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