We’re doing everything we can to ensure a safe November election for you and our team members. We’ll update this page as conditions change. (Last updated 10/26/20)
Our recommendation for you: stay at home and vote by mail
72% of registered Contra Costa County voters already elect to receive their ballot by mail every election. Voting by mail is easy, safe, and secure.
Why should I vote by mail?
Voting by mail will protect your health, as well as the safety and welfare of our volunteers and staff. To minimize contact with others, the CDC encourages you to vote by mail.
How does vote by mail work?
Your ballot will be mailed 29 days before Election Day (October 5, 2020). Mark your ballot, then place it in the postage-paid return envelope. Sign the envelope and mail it back. It’s that simple! Learn more about the vote by mail process.
How do I get an “I voted” sticker?
An “I voted” sticker is included in your vote by mail packet. Peel and wear proudly!
How do I know my mail ballot was counted?
You can confirm if our office has issued or received your ballot by using our My Voting Information tool. You can also sign up for notifications when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted. Visit WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to sign up.
What’s the deadline to mail my ballot?
Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within 17 days of the election (November 20, 2020). (Election Code §3020.1(d))
Can I drop my ballot off in-person rather than mail it back?
Yes. You can return it to any ballot drop box before 8pm on Election Day. Learn more about ballot drop boxes.
Where and when can I vote in person?
Vote early at one of 17 Regional Early Voting sites open on October 30, October 31, and November 2. Or vote at your polling place on Election Day (November 3). Find your polling place.
What should I expect if I vote in person?
All poll workers, voters, and other visitors are required to wear a face mask at all times. If needed, a mask will be provided. Due to COVID distancing requirements, a limited number of people are allowed in the voting area at a time. All voters will wait in line outside until instructed to enter. The voting area will be arranged to allow for six feet between individuals, and–when possible–the room will be set up for a single flow that reduces cross-traffic.