Election Information: Voter Services

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are available from the City Clerk, 2180 Milvia St., Berkeley, and 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 city clerks offices, public libraries and post offices. Persons may also call the Registrar of Voters at (510) 267-8683 or (510) 272-6933 or the Secretary of State at 1-800-345-VOTE to request a registration form; or request or download a form from the Secretary of State's web site: http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

The voter registration deadline is always 15 days before an election.

Vote-by-Mail

Alameda County voters can now drop off their ballot anytime in a secure box in Downtown Berkeley. The ballot box in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building, 2180 Milvia Street, is just a block from BART, is available 24-hours a day and will be in service for every election, including the November 8 Presidential Election. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters will retrieve Vote-by-Mail ballots from the box daily, ending with 8:00 pm on Election Night. No postage is necessary for a ballots returned to the drop box. 

The Registrar of Voters has an online map of other drop-off boxes elsewhere in the County. 

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT...Remember to use the return envelope provided and to sign the back of your return envelope!

Any registered voter may vote by mail. Voters may request a vote-by-mail ballot by completing the request form from the back of their sample ballot and mailing it to the Registrar of Voters. You may send a written request for a vote-by-mail ballot that includes your name, residence address in Alameda County, the address to which the ballot is to be mailed (if different than your residence) and your signature. A vote-by-mail ballot application can also be downloaded from the Registrar of Voters Absentee Voting Web Page: http://www.acgov.org/rov/votebymail.htm 

 Polling Places 

The location of your polling place is printed on the back of your sample ballot pamphlet.  Please check the location of your polling place as it may have changed since the last time you voted.

If you misplaced your sample ballot, you may look up your polling place location at https://www.acgov.org/alco_ssl_app/rov/voter_info/voter_profile.jsp?formLanguage=E 

Registered voters must vote at their assigned polling place.  Attempting to vote at a polling place other than your assigned polling place will necessitate you having to vote a “provisional ballot.”