How to Cast Your Vote in the ‘Nov. 3’ Election

How to Cast Your Vote in the ‘Nov. 3’ Election

The City of Alameda began detailing the voting procedures for the November 3 election.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ACROV) began mailing “Vote-by-Mail” ballots to registered voters on Oct. 5. Voters can mail in their ballots as soon as they are ready. No postage is needed. Envelopes must be signed and postmarked by Election Day and received by the ACROV no later than 17 days after the election.

Voters who do not want to mail in their ballot can drop it off at one of three Alameda “Vote-by-Mail” drop box locations: Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.; College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway; and Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. The drop box locations will be open 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The City of Alameda will set up six accessible-voting locations in the city for voters who wish to vote in person. These locations will be announced soon. The six polling locations will open on Saturday, Oct. 31 until Election Day.

Voters don’t have to wait to cast their ballot in person. The ACROV office, at 1225 Fallon St. in Oakland, has turned into an accessible polling location. The location is open to voters Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Election Day.

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 19. To register online, visit To learn more about the measures affecting Alameda, visit Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft held a virtual Town Hall on the November 3 election. She talked to Alameda County Registrar Tim Dupuis and Alameda City Clerk Lara Weisiger. To watch the Town Hall, visit the City of Alameda Youtube page.