How to vote in Contra Costa County

Vote by Mail (VBM)

Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any polling place, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Click here for more on VBM.

Vote In Person

No form of ID is needed to vote in person. The list of polling places is available, and all sites will be open from 7am to 8pm on Voting Day. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to your polling location if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of polling places.

Ballot Drop Off Box (24 hours)

Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box at any time. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.

Accessible Voting

The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. The official ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election will be available through the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail portal beginning Monday, October 5. For accessibility questions, call 925-335-7800 or visit ravbm.uocava.com/contracosta/SelectLanguage.aspx 

IN-PERSON VOTINGEvery registered voter will have the option to vote in-person at their designated polling place on Voting Day. Voters in Contra Costa may also vote in-person at a Regional Early Voting location starting on the Friday before Election Day. Voters are not required to bring their Vote-by-Mail ballot to vote in-person, but it is strongly encouraged. If a voter would like to vote in-person, but has not received their mailed ballot, they can visit their polling location or a Regional Early Voting location to cast a provisional ballot. Click here for a list of early voting locations.

VOTE BY MAIL FOR EVERYONE

Every registered voter was mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by October 5.

County Website: contracostacore.us

Check Your Registration: couragecaliforniainstitute.org/voter-tools

Track Your Ballot: couragecaliforniainstitute.org/#track