Voter Information

Eligibility

To be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of California
  • At least 18 years of age on the date of the next election (A person may register to vote at age 17, if he or she will be 18 on or before the next election.)
  • Not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • Not judged by a court to be mentally incompetent

Important Dates

Election Day: November 3, 2020

Voter Registration

The voter registration deadline is always 15 days before an election. However, please be advised that voters who register after the 29th day before an election may not receive a sample ballot due to the short turn around time for mailing.

For more information, visit the Registrar of Voters website:

You must re-register to vote if you have:

  • Moved since you last registered to vote
  • Changed your name
  • Changed your political party affiliation

Voter Registration Forms

Forms in Person
To obtain forms in person, go to:

  • Registrar of Voters located in the Alameda County Courthouse at:
    1225 Fallon Street
    Room G-1
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • City Clerk's Office located at:
    835 E 14th Street
    2nd Floor
    San Leandro, CA 94577
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices
  • Public libraries
  • Post offices

Forms by Phone
To obtain forms by phone, call:

  • Registrar of Voters at 510-267-8683
  • Secretary of State at 800-345-VOTE

Register to Vote Online
To register to vote online, visit the Secretary of State website.

Polling Places
You can look up your polling place at the Smart Voter website. The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day.