California’s June 5 Primary Election is fast approaching, with plenty of important races and initiatives on the ballot. Use your precious right to vote!
Early voting has started in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can vote early in person, or by filling out a ballot and dropping it off at a designated site.
- Here’s the complete list of early voting and vote by mail ballot drop-off locations
- The Alameda County website tells you about early voting, voting by mail, dropping off your ballot, and more
- In Contra Costa County, early voting sites will be open Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1 from 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, June 2 from 8 am to 5 pm
Did you forget to register to vote, or did you move and forget to re-register? Little-known fact: you can still register and vote conditionally at your county elections office, or at certain other locations right up through Election Day on Tuesday June 5.
Did you know that some elections can – and will – be decided at the primary? In races such as for District Attorney, if a candidate receives a majority of the votes, they win and there will not be a runoff in November. Just another reason it’s important to vote in this (and every!) election.
- Read our earlier article, with information about your county’s election processes, pre-registering 16- and 17-year olds, voting for previously incarcerated people, and more
- See Vote.org’s California Election Center. Sign up for election reminders.
- League of Women Voters guide
Send this info to your family and friends in states other than California:
- Vote.org offers lots of information, and it’s easy to remember (note that it requires you to provide an email address)
- Indivisible has partnered with TurboVote to help you sign up to get election reminders, register to vote, apply for your absentee ballot, and more
- The National Association of Secretaries of States’ website helps eligible voters figure out how and where to vote