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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.


Sign up to vote or update your info at RegisterToVote.ca.gov Check your info at VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov Sign up to track your ballot at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov


Key Dates

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.
11/3/20 Election Day
  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 https://registertovote.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.   Use this link to locate ballot Drop Boxes and Accessible Vote Centers closest to you.
      • Starting October 31 and continuing for four days until the polls close on Election Day November 3, Vote Centers will be available  for voters wishing to cast their ballots in person. Voting locations will offer conditional voter registration for those who miss the October 19 deadline, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language help. Expect to stand in line.
      • Ballots returned at a secure 24-hour ballot Drop Box must be deposited by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.
      • Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3, 2020.

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. 

Sign up to track your voted ballot using “Where’s my Ballot?”Where's My Ballot

    • 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.

Check out LWVO's Tips for Voting by Mail and Alameda County's Vote by Mail FAQs


Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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