Where To Take Your Mail-In Ballots

Voters are encouraged to hand deliver their ballots for Tuesday’s election if their vote-by-mail ballot isn’t already in the mail.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters office is urging people who haven’t mailed their vote-by-mail ballots to turn them in by hand to ensure they are counted.

Ballots must be received at the registrar’s office or at polling locations by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, or they won’t be counted.

A postmark indicating the ballot was sent before Tuesday does not constitute a valid ballot, according to state election laws. Vote-by-mail ballots turned in at the polls get counted after all other ballots.

The Registrar of Voters office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for people to drop off the vote-by-mail ballots as well as conduct other voting business. The office is located in the basement of the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St., Oakland.

More information on mail-in ballots can be found here.

Vote-by-mail voters should sign their name in the signature box on the back of the ballot envelope.  Voters should not sign the actual ballot.  

Cin November 02, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Where us the registrars office at?
John B November 02, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Be careful where you take them, because the left is setting up FAKE stations to take your ballots and change them as necessary!!!
David Mills (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Hi, Cin: The office is in the basement of the Alameda County Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland. It's on the election department's website, which is linked here, but I will add this information to the story to make it easier for voters. Thanks for pointing this out.
HeliosBotnet November 03, 2012 at 04:46 AM
I can't wait for the left and right idealism's to die off with the older generations, the bipartisan separation of this country is a disgusting disgrace to the founders and people who gave their lives for it. Weren't the republicans the ones who got caught with voter fraud anyway? I'd love to see your evidence Mr John B, you sound like very educated individual. So educated in fact that you know things nobody else does.
Fred Eiger November 03, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Helios where did you come up with this fantasy that the Republicans got "caught" with voter fraud.
Frank Mockery November 03, 2012 at 06:43 AM
Hardly necessary in Alameda County as the Republicans aren't competitive for elective office here anymore ! The real election fraud was committed by Republican voter suppression efforts in every state where they control the legislature & the Republican hired campaign operative caught throwing Democratic voter registration forms in a dumpster (under investigation by the state of Florida) is no doubt typical of their skullduggery ! Our Party is growing,your party is shrinking ! Perhaps you should move to a red state while there are still a few to choose from ! Better red than dead,you betcha !!!
HeliosBotnet November 03, 2012 at 06:45 AM
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/2611949-95/sproul-voter-registration-virginia http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/virginia-voter-fraud-case-expands-to-focus-on-gop-firm/2012/11/02/76285252-24eb-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/gop-voter-fraud_n_1990104.html I put a question mark to indicate that I had heard of such an incident, apparently it's just an accusation. However, I couldn't find the same of the "opposition" democrats. Those links took me 1 minute to retrieve from google, an amazing tool that searches the internet for key words.
Fred Eiger November 03, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Oh yes, Frank, hitting the bottle this early huh? No proof of "suppression" by the GOP. Only incidents of the GOP bringing integrity to the ballot box. Go find some illegal aliens to try to vote if you think the Democrats are increasing their members because only illiterates join that party anyway.
Fred Eiger November 03, 2012 at 03:05 PM
A qoute from the first link... He said Sproul is accustomed to hearing complaints about his tactics. “As a political operative you get accused of all kinds of things by all sides. This kind of allegation has been investigated and he (Sproul) has been cleared time and time again.” Anyone can make accusations, Haven't you heard of "innocent until proven guilty" Helios? Obviously not. Seond and third articles are like the first, so what's your point? That accusations equaly reality?
Fred Eiger November 03, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Bing is better than Google Helios. Then you'd go straight to Democrat voter intimidation and fraud.... http://washingtonexaminer.com/federal-court-finds-obama-appointees-interfered-with-new-black-panther-prosecution/article/2503500
Fred Eiger November 03, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Oh Look Helios, ACORN Fraud.... http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/23/the-voter-fraud-hall-of-shame-milwaukee-voter-fraud-conviction-makes-acorn%e2%80%99s-2010-total-at-least-15/
Dalamar November 03, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Voter fraud is not the problem. Being able to change votes wholesale is. Electronic voting machines are the problem. "Electronic voting machines owned by Mitt Romney's business buddies and set to count the votes in Cincinnati could decide the 2012 election.... The widespread use of electronic voting machines from ES&S, and of Diebold software maintained by Triad, allowed Blackwell to electronically flip a 4% Kerry lead to a 2% Bush victory in the dead of election night. ES&S, Diebold and Triad were all owned or operated by Republican partisans. The shift of more than 300,000 votes after 12:20 am election night was a virtual statistical impossibility. It was engineered by Michael Connell, an IT specialist long affiliated with the Bush Family. Blackwell gave Connell's Ohio-based GovTech the contract to count Ohio's votes, which was done on servers housed in the Old Pioneer Bank Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thus the Ohio vote tally was done on servers that also carried the e-mail for Karl Rove and the national Republican Party. Connell died in a mysterious plane crash in December, 2008, after being subpoenaed in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville federal lawsuit focused on how the 2004 election was decided (disclosure: we were attorney and plaintiff in that suit). CONTINUED NEXT POST
Dalamar November 03, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Hart Intercivic, on whose machines the key votes will be cast in Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, was taken over last year by H.I.G. Capital. Prominent partners and directors on the H.I.G. board hail from Bain Company or Bain Capital, both connected to Mitt Romney. H.I.G. employees have contributed at least $338,000 to Romney's campaign. H.I.G. Directors John P. Bolduk and Douglas Berman are major Romney fundraisers, as is former Bain and H.I.G. manager Brian Shortsleeve. US courts have consistently ruled that the software in electronic voting machines is proprietary to the manufacturer, even though individual election boards may own the actual machines. Thus there will be no vote count transparency on election night in Ohio. The tally will be conducted by Hart Intercivic and controlled by Husted and Kasich, with no public recourse or accountability. As federal testimony from the deceased Michael Connell made clear in 2008, electronically flipping an election is relatively cheap and easy to do, especially if you or your compatriots programmed the machines. So as the corporate media swarm through Ohio, .... don't hold your own breath waiting for them to also clarify that the voting machines in what may once again be America's decisive swing state are owned, programmed and tabulated by some of the Romney campaign's closest associates." COMMON DREAMS: Bain Capital owns electronic voting machines ...libertytreefoundation.org/
Dalamar November 03, 2012 at 05:03 PM
And the significance of Ohio- "O'Donnell pointed out that no candidate has won the White House without carrying Ohio since John Kennedy did it in 1960. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio's electoral votes." also from the same link COMMON DREAMS: Bain Capital owns electronic voting machines ...libertytreefoundation.org As disturbing as the voter registration fraud the GOP was already caught doing in the articles HELIOSBOTNET provided, using Electronic voting machines are by far much more disturbing. Unless there are much more safeguards put in place to make the voting machines secure, elections will continue to be jeopardized.
HeliosBotnet November 03, 2012 at 05:04 PM
lol at bing being better than google, that's hilarious. The two parties, both only have one goal in mind, to sustain power. Something that is splitting this country in half. Which could be a good thing, because it will bring on something new. Like I said, can't wait.
HeliosBotnet November 03, 2012 at 05:11 PM
http://www.thedailydolt.com/2012/10/10/former-bain-employees-own-voting-machine-company-used-in-swing-states/ Bain is owned by Romney rofl, good move. btw electoral college is equally hilarious.
Roger V. Tranfaglia November 03, 2012 at 08:59 PM
That's why I'm voting absentee ballot. To prevent your ballot from being destroyed by neferiuos twits....Drop it off at the librairy..
Eskimo November 03, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Hope she votes better then she spells
HeliosBotnet November 03, 2012 at 11:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pisBdNLmo-A#t=3075s Shows how easy it is to exploit electronic voting, and that it has been done before. http://thegrio.com/2012/11/02/ohio-secretary-of-state-accused-of-installing-suspicious-software-on-voting-machines/ More evidence of RECENT voter fraud. "Voting machines will never be safe. If there is software running and an interface for transferring data there will always be a way to manipulate."


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