The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Here, you will find resources for the upcoming November 2020 elections. Use the links above to explore tools that the League has to offer, or scroll below for more information.
Make a plan to vote November 3rd!
Ballots will be mailed to all voters in early October.
|9/24/20||County and State Voter Guides mailed to voters registered as of September 4.|
|10/5/20||Ballots mailed to registered voters.|
|10/19/20||Deadline to register to vote, but in-person provisional registration and voting available through Election Day! Learn more about conditional ballots in this video from the CA Sec'y of State Alex Padilla.|
|See more details on Key Dates for the November Election!|
What's New for Election 2020?
All registered voters will get a ballot in the mail.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters will mail ballots and prepaid postage envelopes to all registered voters in early October. Make sure you are registered to vote at your current address so you get your ballot in the mail. If you don’t have a home address, use the nearest cross streets to describe where you stay at night. The deadline to register to vote is October 19, but there will be conditional voter registration and provisional voting for people who missed the voter registration deadline. Watch a video about Provisional Voting from the Secretary of State. Register, update your registration, and check your registration at www.registertovote.sos.ca.gov. Watch of video on Voting by Mail by the CA Sec'y of State.
No neighborhood polling places.
- Instead of neighborhood polling places, there will be 100 Vote Centers and 66 ballot drop boxes in all of Alameda County. Any voter in the County can go to any of the Vote Centers or to the Registrar of Voters’ Office at 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, to return a ballot or to get help with voting. The Vote Centers will have accessible voting equipment, offer language assistance, and handle late voter registration. Vote Centers will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Saturday, October 31 to November 2, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Find the locations of the Vote Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes at https://www.acvote.org/community/partnerships 30 days before the election. Expect to stand in line.
Return your ballot early.
- Return your voted ballot at least one week before Election Day so your votes will be included in the Registrar of Voters’ first election results report at 8:00 p.m. on November 3.
State election officials are also asking voters to sign up for “Where’s My Ballot?”, which notifies voters when their mail ballots are received and provides automatic updates on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot by text (SMS), email, or voice call. Learn more about ballot tracking in this video from CA Sec'y of State Alex Padilla.
Election Day Problems?
Call one of these hotlines:
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)