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.