What is the Voters' Choice Act (VCA)?

More Days, More Ways!

The California Voters' Choice Act modernizes elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.

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This election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by: 

  • You choose how to vote: in-person at a Vote Center, through the mail, or dropping off your Vote by Mail Ballot in a 24-Hour Drop Box.
  • You choose when to vote: you now have 11 days to vote at any Vote Center location in Alameda County. Election Day hour are still 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

You can vote early or on Election Day at a location close to home, work, or anywhere in Alameda County.

  • You can choose where to vote: Voter can visit any Vote Center in Alameda County.
  • Get the support you need: Vote Centers staff will be there to help you have a great voting experience, including providing assistance in multiple languages, helping voters with disabilities, and updating your voter registration information.

Voters will have more options and will get to choose when, where, and how to vote. Every active registered voter will receive a Vote by Mail ballot starting 29 days before Election Day.

Before moving to the Voter's Choice Act, 85% of Alameda County voters already permanently voted by mail.


Election Administration Plan

As a part of the implementation of the Voter's Choice Act, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has prepared the Election Administration Plan.

Final Election Administration Plans for the 2024 Election Cycle:

Final Election Administration Plan

Final Election Administration Plan - Chinese

Final Election Administration Plan - Spanish

Final Election Administration Plan - Tagalog

Final Election Administration Plan - Vietnamese

Final Election Administration Plan - Burmese

Final Election Administration Plan - Hindi

Final Election Administration Plan - Khmer

Final Election Administration Plan - Korean

Final Election Administration Plan - Laotian

Final Election Administration Plan - Mien

Final Election Administration Plan - Mongolian

Final Election Administration Plan - Punjabi

Final Election Administration Plan - Telugu


Public Input

We want to hear from you!

Public meetings are being conducted to gather input.

California law requires extensive public outreach during the transition to Vote Centers.  The Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) is working diligently with the community to gather input on Vote Center placement.  All meetings are designed to help shape the future of voting in Alameda County.



Public Notices



Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)

The ROV established a Language Accessibility Advisory Committ​ee (LAAC) in 2012 to assist and advise county elections officials on existing programs to reach voters with limited-English proficiency. To be part of the LAAC, please email vca@acgov.org.


Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC)

​The ROV has established a citizen advisory committee to make recommendations for improving access to voting and election materials. This Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee, or VAAC, is designed to advise and assist in ensuring all voters in Alameda County can vote independently and privately. To be part of the VAAC, please email vca@acgov.org.


Voter Education and Outreach Committee (VEOC)

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is creating a coalition of community members to work cooperatively with our office to provide feedback and help identify additional outreach and education needs in targeted communities. To be part of the VEOC, please email vca@acgov.org.