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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

Request One-Time Vote-by-Mail Ballot

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

  1. Apply Online.

    The Vote By Mail Online Application will become available 40 days before the next election.

  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


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.


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.

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.

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

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

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