Vote by Mail Election

On May 8, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20, which, among other things, orders November 3, 2020, General Election to be conducted as an all-mail ballot election. Accordingly, all registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail before the election. In-person locations will still be available on Election Day. The State Legislature  or the Governor by Executive Order will determine the number of in-person voting locations.


Candidates Filing for Office

Our office will issue candidate nomination materials in-person and via email during regular business hours. If a candidate elects to receive the candidate documents via email, the candidate must provide written request to receive the materials in that manner. Before issuing candidate documents, our office will follow standard procedures and guidelines, such as verification of eligibility for the office sought and collecting the appropriate filing fee. All materials that require an oath by the candidate must be executed in the presence of a notary or at the office of the Registrar of Voters. All documents must be submitted to the Registrar of Voters office by the August 7th, 5:00 PM deadline.

All candidates appointments are completely booked.  Walk-ins will be accepted Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th. First come, first serve.


To submit the original documents, the candidate must submit those documents to our office during available business hours.


In-Person Voting

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office is actively seeking large locations to host in-person Accessible Voting Location for the November 3, 2020, General Election.


Pursuant to the mandates in Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-67-20 and Assembly Bill 860, regarding in-person voting, the Registrar of Voters will require use of facilities that are much larger than a typical polling place. Most of our current polling places are not large enough to meet the State's mandates.


We would like to request assistance in finding facilities that we can use as Accessible Voting Locations. The criteria for each location are listed below.


Critiria for Accessible Voting Locations:

  • A room tht is minimum 2,500 square feet (to facilitate physical distancing)
  • A minimum of 40 parking spaces including accessible parking
  • The facility must be accessible to Voters with Disabilites
  • Registrar of Voters will need exclusive access as early as 7 days before, including the day after November 3, 2020, General Election to perform testing, location set up, and removal
  • The facility will need to be available over the 4 days of voting on the dates and times below
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Monday, November 2, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • The location must be able to securely store 5 supply cages (dimensions H78" x L27" x W38") and 3 equipment carts (dimensions H73" x L30" x W44")

To recommmend a facility that meets the listed criteria and can be used as an Accessible Voting Location for the November 3, 2020, General Election, please complete the short form in the following link: AVL Survey.