Vote By Mail
- 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
Request One-Time Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Any voter may request a vote-by-mail ballot in the following ways:
- Apply Online.
The last day to request a Vote By Mail ballot was Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
The Online Vote By Mail ballot application will be available 40 days before the next election.
- Call (510) 272-6973 to request a ballot to be mailed to you.
- 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
Become a Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter
Any voter may request to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter in the following ways:
- Complete, print, and mail us this form
Download Vote By Mail Application - Permanent Status (PDF - 41kb) *
- 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.
Return Your Vote by Mail Ballot
Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1
Oakland, California 94612
- At the Registrar of Voters office during business hours; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
- At any polling place in Alameda County from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Election Day
- 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!
Vote by Mail Ballot Drop-Off Sites
March 17, 2015 – 7th State Senate District Special Primary Election
Vote by Mail voters who do not want to mail in their ballot can drop their voted ballots off at any of these drop-off sites.
|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
|RENÉ C. DAVIDSON COURTHOUSE||1225 Fallon St, Oakland – located inside the courthouse next to the Sheriff’s check-in station||Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm|
City Clerk Drop-Off Sites
*contact the City Clerk for business hours.
|Dublin City Offices||100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
|Livermore City Hall||1052 South Livermore Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
|Pleasanton City Hall||123 Main St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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