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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

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

  2. 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.


Request One-Time Vote-by-Mail Ballot

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

  1. Apply Online.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 is the last day to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

    June 7, 2016 - Presidential Primary Election

    2016年6月7日- 總統初選

    7 de Junio del 2016 - Elección Primaria Presidencial

    Hunyo 7, 2016 - Pampanguluhang Primaryang Halalan

    Ngày 7 Tháng Sáu, 2016 - Cuộc Bầu Cử Tổng Thống Vòng Sơ Bộ

  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


Return Your Vote by Mail Ballot

By Mail

Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Registrar of Voters office no later than 3 days after Election Day.


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: See below for locations and hours.

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.

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.

24-Hour Locations

Location Address
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
Location Address Hours
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

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