Apr 24 2016

Need to Register to Vote? Primary Election Dates

Primary Election Dates for June 7, 2016 Election:

April 28 – Voter Information Pamphlets mailed to registered voters

May 9 – 8:30 a.m. – Vote By Mail Ballots Mailed and Early Voting at County Registrar of Voters Office

May 23 – 5:00 p.m. – Last day to register to vote – Registrar of Voters Office

May 31 – 5:00 p.m. – Last day to request a vote by mail ballot – County Registrar of Voters Office.

Where To Register To Vote

Voter registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, California 94612. Forms are also available at all offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city clerks offices (including Piedmont’s at 120 Vista Avenue, City Hall), public libraries and post offices. Persons may also call the Registrar of Voters at (510) 267-8683 or the Secretary of State at 1 (800) 345-VOTE and a registration form will be mailed to you.

Online Voter Registration

You can apply to register to vote right now by filling in the online application on Secretary of State’s website. If you have any questions, visit Frequently Asked Questions, contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (800) 345-8683.

Qualifications To Register And Vote In California

A person entitled to register to vote must be:

  • A U.S. citizen,
  • A resident of California,
  • Not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony,
  • At least 18 years of age on the date of the next election.  
    (A person may register to vote at age 16; but will not be eligible to vote until the age of 18)
  • California law denies the right to vote to persons who have been determined mentally incompetent.

The Voter Registration Deadline:

May 23 – 5:00 p.m.

The voter registration deadline is always 15 days before an election, but please be advised that voters who register after the 29th day before an election may not receive a sample ballot due to the short turn-around time for mailing. However, voters should receive notice of the location of their polling place in the mail.

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