How you can vote in Oakland on or before November 8, 2022

How do I vote?

For the 2022 General Election on November 8th, if you are already registered, ballots will be sent to you and you can vote by mail as early as October 10th. You can verify your registration address and voter status at

In-person voting is still an option if you want. Accessible Voting Locations will be open and all polling places will be open on the actual election day of November 8th until 8PM.

Remember to sign your mail-in ballot!

Here are important dates

  • October 10: Ballots will be mailed out and early voting by mail, by dropbox, and at vote centers begins (
  • October 24: Deadline to register to vote non-provisionally
    • Super procrastinator? Us, too! If you miss that registration deadline, you can still register to vote conditionally with a provisional ballot the day-of– it’s California law. You will need to find an in-person Polling Place.
  • November 1: deadline to request a mail-in ballot
  • November 8th (7AM to 8PM): Election day! In addition to the early voting locations, the list of polling places will likely be available at

Dropping off your ballot

All the latest Alameda County ballot dropoff information (for city/county/state/national elections) will be at

Alameda County has set up 24-hour Ballot Drop Box sites. You can find your closest one at

Ballots can also be dropped at Accessible Voting Locations

At a Polling Place

Find a polling place on the AC Vote website

What if I never receive a mailed ballot?

You will need to go to one of the polling places and tell them you need to vote provisionally because your ballot was lost in the mail. This has happened to some of us before! When voting you should get a stub from the ballot they give you to fill out: you can use that like a receipt to look up when your ballot is counted.

Voting Accessibility

As with previous years, Alameda County allows curbside voting for those unable to enter the polling place, and (as required by law) offers accessible voting booths. For more info on accessible voting, check out the Alameda County page with Information for Voters with Disabilities.

It is possible to vote while hospitalized, disabled, or at home with a medical emergency through the county’s On The Go Program: sign up through (510) 272-6973 or