When is the Voter Registration Deadline?

How to register and vote-by-mail in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.


The Nov. 6 General Election is drawing near.

When is the last day I can register to vote?

The last day to register for an election is 15 days before election day. For the November election, voters must register by October 22, 2012.

Who can register to vote?

In order to qualify as a voter, you must:

  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony.
  • Not be deemed mentally incompetent by the law.

I live in Alameda County. How do I register?

Click here for more information on Alameda County voter registration.

Alameda County residents can apply to vote by mail by filling out a form (click here). For information on how to return the form, click here.

I live in Contra Costa County. How do I register?

Click here for more information on Contra Costa County voter registration.

For vote-by-mail instructions and forms in Contra Costa County, go here.


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