We make every effort to ensure all voters can cast a ballot. This includes making polling places accessible, providing materials and assistance in multiple languages, and serving voters who are away from home.

Voter Bill of Rights

  1. The right to vote if you are a registered voter.
  2. The right to vote a provisional ballot if your name is not listed on the voting rolls.
  3. The right to vote if you are still in line when the polls close.
  4. The right to cast a secret ballot.
  5. The right to get a new ballot if you have made a mistake, if you have not already
    cast your ballot.
  6. The right to get help casting your ballot from anyone you choose, except your employer or union representative.
  7. The right to drop off your completed vote-by-mail ballot at any polling place in the county.
  8. The right to get election materials in a language other than English, if there are sufficient residents in your precinct to warrant production.
  9. The right to ask questions to elections officials about election procedures.
  10. The right to report any illegal or fraudulent election activity.

If you believe you have been denied any of these rights, please call the Contra Costa Elections Office at (925) 335-7800 or toll free at 1-877-335-7802.

Voting Accessibility

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) gives equal rights and privileges to voters with disabilities.

  • Polling Places. Every effort is made to select polling places that are accessible to all voters.
  • Equipment. An accessible ballot marking device is available at every polling place and has features to assist voters in reading and marking a ballot independently.
  • Services. At polling places, poll workers will assist a voter as requested and can facilitate curbside voting.
  • Website. We follow state and federal guidelines to ensure this website is accessible to voters with disabilities.

Voting Materials in Other Languages

We recognize that voters speak and read a variety of languages. Voter materials—voter registration forms, ballots, instructions, information pamphlets, and website information—are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Language tools are available at polling places in Hindi, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Panjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, and Vietnamese to help voters understand and mark their ballot. Additionally, our staff and poll workers are multilingual and can provide support in various languages.

This website can be converted to Spanish by selecting the “Español” button at the top of your screen and to Chinese by selecting “繁體中文”.

Military and Overseas Voters

If you are a US citizen living outside the United States, or a member of the military, you have the right to vote. Learn more about voter registration and voting by mail.

Prohibited Activities

Electioneering and the corruption of the voting process are prohibited. Review a list of prohibited activities.