California has a universal vote-by-mail law which is now permanent, meaning all voters will receive a ballot in the mail in all current and future elections, by default.
Mail-in ballots come with prepaid postage, and can be returned via the U.S. Postal Service or in an official ballot drop box.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters will be mailing every registered voter a Vote by Mail Ballot. You will also have the option to vote in person.
Mail-In Ballots can be submitted 4 different ways:
|Mailing it to your county elections official.||Must be postmarked on or before Election Day.|
|Returning it in person to a polling place or the office of your county elections official.||Must be delivered by the close of polls at 8 pm on Election Day.|
|Dropping your ballot into one of your county's ballot drop boxes.|
Alameda County Locations
|Must be delivered by the close of polls at 8 pm on Election Day.|
|Authorizing someone to return the ballot on your behalf. For this option you must fill out the authorization section found on the outside of your ballot envelope.||Authorized person must deliver ballot to polling place or ballot drop box by the close of polls at 8 pm on Election Day.|
- Visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voter's Mail-In Ballot FAQs for more mail-in ballot information.
- Alameda County Registrar of Voters Ballot Tracker - Sign up here to follow the progress of your ballot and see when it has been received and counted.
- Want to vote in person? Check out a list of all polling places in Alameda County.
Where is my ballot?
- The state of California offers the "Where is my ballot?" ballot tracker. Get notices for when you ballot is mailed, received and counted.
- Voter's Edge offers a similiar ballot tracker. Enter your info below to find your ballot information.