With the General Election quickly approaching, the Office of the City Clerk would like to share with you some resources and options for you to safely engage in your civic duty of exercising your right to vote.
Here is a link to Accessible Voting Locations (AVLs) (formally known as polling places) in Alameda County - https://www.acgov.org/rovapps/maps/avl/.
Here is a link to ballot drop box locations in Alameda County - https://www.acgov.org/rovapps/maps/ballotdropbox_map.htm
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. When will ballots be mailed? The Registrar of Voters began mailing ballots on Monday, October 5th.
2. When does Early Voting begin in Alameda County? Early voting began on Monday, October 5th.
3. When will Accessible Voting Locations (AVLs) be open for ballot drop off? AVLs will be available Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday, November 1 from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday, November 2 from 9 am to 5 pm and Tuesday, Election Day, November 3 from 7 am to 8 pm. A list of AVLs can be found here - https://www.acgov.org/rovapps/maps/avl/.
4. When is the last day to register to vote? Monday, October 19th. Conditional Voter Registration will be available at AVLs. Voters can register and vote the same day.
5. When is the last day of mailing Vote by Mail Ballots? Tuesday, October 26th. For voters who are voting by mail, ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
6. Where’s my ballot? You can track your ballot, when it's mailed, received, and counted. You can track it here - https://acvote.ballottrax.net/voter/.
From Homeland Security regarding the upcoming Election
To ensure state and local election officials have the tools to actively communicate timely, trusted, and verified election process details and mitigate against potential impacts of false or misleading information, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an Election Disinformation Toolkit.
The Toolkit includes talking points and frequently asked questions that can help election officials communicate their role as “trusted voices” for election information. Core messaging in the Toolkit emphasizes that “we’re all in this together” and that election officials can help citizens avoid contributing to the spread of disinformation.
To view the Election Disinformation Toolkit, or to learn more about CISA’s effort to enhance the integrity and resilience of the Nation’s election infrastructure and accuracy of the free and fair elections, please visit CISA.gov/protect2020.
There is also a General Election Press Kit from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters available online here - www.acvote.org/go.