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Tips and Reminders for Voting in the November 8th General Election

Press Release

by ECT

The Contra Costa Elections Division would like residents to know that our staff and volunteers are ready for Election Day! Early Voting Sites will be open beginning Friday, November 4th and polling places will be open from 7 am until 8 pm on Election Day, November 8th.

Voters are encouraged to return their ballots by mail, postmarked on or before Election Day – make sure to check mailboxes for pick up times – or drop their ballot off at one of the County’s 37 official drop boxes before 8 pm on election night to ensure we receive your ballot on time.

“All California residents receive a Vote by Mail Ballot as required by state law.  Sending your ballot back to us by mail or dropping it off at one of our official ballot drop boxes are easy ways to cast your ballot.” said Debi Cooper, the County’s top Elections Official. “Registered voters have many options to return their ballots before November 8th in Contra Costa County. They can put their completed ballot with their signed return envelope in the mail, postage paid, or drop it in one of our 37 official drop boxes located throughout the county or vote in person.  If our residents vote early, their vote will be included in the initial count on election night.”

In-Person Services

If you prefer to vote in person or need in-person services to cast your ballot, Contra Costa County residents will have early voting options at five Regional Early Voting sites throughout the county beginning today, November 4th

All registered Contra Costa voters will be able to vote at any of the Regional Early Voting locations, which will be open Friday November 4th from 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday November 5th from 9 am to 3 pm, and Monday November 7th from 11 am to 6 pm.  These locations also serve as polling places on Election Day from 7 am to 8 pm.

The Regional Early Voting sites are:

  • Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., Brentwood
  • Pittsburg Library-Community Room, 80 Power Ave., Pittsburg
  • Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
  • San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo
  • Walnut Creek City Hall, 1666 North Main St., Walnut Creek

Polling Places
Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday November 8th from 7 am to 8 pm.  Please check the back of your Voter Information Guide for your polling place or go to our website and check “My Voting Information”.

Drive Through Drop Off

Drive through drop off will be available at the Clerk-Recorder-Elections Offices on Election Day, November 8th from 7 am to 8 pm.

Conditional Voter Registration

If you missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote in person using Conditional Voter Registration. It is a one-stop opportunity to register and cast your ballot and is available at our office at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez, Regional Early Voting sites, and all polling places.

Accessible Voting Equipment and Additional Language Access

Official ballots and voting instructions are provided in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  Voting equipment with accessible features are available at every in-person voting location for voters who may need assistance due to a disability. Additional language resources are available through ballot translation guides which are available online and at in-person voting locations.

Be Prepared

If you vote in person, it helps to come prepared. Make your choices ahead of time and bring your pre-marked Sample Ballot to the polls. Copies of the Voter Information Guide are available at the polls and the information is also available online.

Leave the Campaign T-Shirts, Buttons, and Hats at Home

Please remember that voters have the right to cast a ballot free from intimidation or distraction. Electioneering, including wearing anything with a candidate’s name on it, is prohibited within 100 feet of any voting location.  Anyone wearing electioneering items will be asked to remove or cover them while they are at the voting location.  Please help our poll workers by respecting the non-partisan nature of the voting locations.

For more information on voting options for the General Election, visit www.contracostavote.gov or call 925.335.7800.

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