Despite a larger volume of ballot measures and candidates to vote on than in recent years, our staff at the Contra Costa County Elections Division is prepared to run a smooth election. They have added new ways to make voting more convenient than ever.
The Elections Office wants to remind voters that, unlike the complicated primary election in June, you can vote for presidential candidates from any party this time. And while much of the attention is on the race for President, there are many important local issues that have more of an impact on our daily lives on the November ballot.
The Elections Office anticipates a higher-than-normal turnout in this general election. Because of that, they have added a number of ways that Contra Costa residents can vote early and at their convenience. The Election Division's goal is to allow you some flexibility when it comes to managing to fit voting in to your busy schedule. No more having to rush on Election Day.
Once again, the San Ramon Valley, more specifically the San Ramon Community Center on 12501 Alcosta Blvd., will be one of the sites for Contra Costa Elections' Regional Early Voting program. The Lafayette Library is also one of the Regional Early Voting sites.
These Regional Early Voting sites will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through Friday November 4th, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5th.
In addition to these sites, vote-by-mail voters can continue to drop off their ballots at "CoCo Vote-N-Go" drop-off boxes at all 19 city and town hall buildings and the County Administration building at 651 Pine Street, Martinez through November 8th. No postage is required. The Elections Office has added 6 new drop-off locations, including the Dougherty Station Library in east San Ramon. Because of the number of items on the ballot, it's quite a bit thicker than usual. Postage to mail your vote by mail ballot back this election is $.68.
Click here for a link to Polling Places for November 8th. Click here to visit the elections website for additional information. Voting has become much more convenient than it used to be, so please take the opportunity to vote this November.
November 1, 2016
LAST DAY TO REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT
Your request for a Vote by Mail ballot must be received in elections office today.
October 31st - Nov 5th
REGIONAL EARLY VOTING SITES
You may vote in-person before Election Day at any of 7 locations throughout the county.
November 8. 2016
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.