Vote for our Future
Our vote is our voice. This November, we can use our collective power to advocate for our children and our community.
Learn When and How to Vote
How to Get Involved this Election
Register to Vote!
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of California will be mailing ballots to all registered voters. Register to vote or update your information by October 9 to make sure to get your ballot in the mail. To check your status and get registered, visit: https://registertovote.ca.gov.
Know Your Voting Rights
Every vote deserves to get counted. Return your ballot early to make sure it is received in time!
Learn more here from the ACLU about how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls.
Share Information With Your Family and Friends
Reach out to family members, neighbors and the elders in your community who might not be registered or have questions about this year’s election to help them get registered and create a voting plan that works for them.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the deadline to register to vote?
Register by October 19 to get your ballot mailed to you. You can register up to Election Day.
When is Election Day?
Election Day is November 3, 2020.
Where can I get information about what’s on the ballot?
Visit for impartial information about the the issues on the ballot at https://votersedge.org/ca.
How do I register to vote?
Visit https://registertovote.ca.gov to register to vote.
How can I check if I am already registered and/or my registration is for the right address?
Visit https://registertovote.ca.gov to check your registration status.
Will my ballot automatically be mailed to me?
If you register by October 19,2020 or are already registered, your ballot will be sent to you by mail. If you register after that date, you will need to vote in person.
Where can I turn in my vote-by-mail ballot?
By Mail: Return your ballot by mail as soon as possible. Your ballot must be postmarked by November 3.
At a ballot drop box: There will be 24-hour secure ballot drop boxes posted around the county. You can find a list of dropboxes for Alameda County here.
At a voting center: You can drop off ballot in-person at a voting center. You can find a list of voting centers by county here.
What are my options if I want to vote in-person?
You can vote in-person at your polling place or at an early voting center. Click here for a list of early voting centers.
Can I register to vote on voting day?
Yes – you can register to vote at your polling place on November 3. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage you to register beforehand so you can vote by mail or vote early in-person prior to November 3.
How do I track my vote-by-mail ballot?
You can track when your ballot is mailed, received and counted here: WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
What do I do if I lose my ballot?
If you lose your ballot before October 19, you can request a second vote-by-mail ballot by contacting your county elections official. You can also vote in-person at an early voting location or at your polling place on November 3.
If you missed the deadline for requesting a replacement vote-by-mail ballot and are unable to go to the polls in-person, you can request a late vote-by-mail ballot by completing this form.
If I vote in person, do I need to bring anything with me to vote?
If you’ve voted in California before, you don’t need to show ID.
If you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn’t include your driver’s license number, California ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number on your registration, you may be asked to provide ID when you vote. Acceptable forms include: copy of a recent utility bill, the sample ballot booklet you received from your county elections office or another document sent to you by a government agency, a US passport, driver license, official state identification card, or student identification card showing your name and photograph.
Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.
How can I make sure my ballot will make it in time to be counted?
All vote-by-mail ballots that are postmarked by November 3, 2020 will be counted. Return your ballot as soon as you receive it to ensure it is received in time. You can also return your ballot in person to your polling place, ballot drop boxes, or any of the early voting locations.