Contra Costa Elections says Vote By Mail Policy Change Impacts Less than 25% of Voters

Press Release


On Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorders Office issued a statement that all voters will be mailed a ballot for the November election—a change that affects less than 25% of Contra Costa voters.

According to the County,  for more than 560,000 vote by mail voters in Contra Costa County, voting will look the same as it always has. For the 160,000 voters who have not previously voted by mail, the November voting experience may be new.

To make sure these voters know they will receive a ballot in the mail and to help them successfully cast their votes, the Elections Division is reaching out with an informative direct mail piece this week. Voters who traditionally vote by mail will not receive the notification.

Voters receiving this mailing can update their signature on file by signing and returning the postage paid postcard.

“While very few ballots are not counted because of unmatched signatures, we want voters to update their signature we have on file, if they believe their signature has changed.” said Debi Cooper, Clerk-Recorder Registrar. “We want to be sure every ballot can be counted.”

Because ballots are mailed to a voter’s residence address, all voters should check their registration status and address on the County’s website  or on the Secretary of State’s website  to ensure they receive their ballot. Ballots are not forwardable.

Voters who wish to follow the status of their vote can track their ballot through the process by signing up for notifications at .

Detailed information on the vote by mail process in Contra Costa County can be found at .

“I voted” stickers will be included with every vote by mail ballot for this election and return postage is already paid. Voters may also return their ballots at ballot drop boxes located throughout the County.


  1. Going to rig the election. If people can stand in line at Lowes, Home depot and every grocery store they can surely stand in line to vote. TRUMP 2020

    • Regardless of what your short-witted brain thinks that’s should not be the limiting factor in voting. It is meant to be as widespread as possible and as easily accessible to EVERYONE as possible. While although the simple is corrupt and easily rigged it is the most convenient method of voting for the majority I believe.

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