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 8/20/20)

Our recommendation for you: stay at home and vote by mail

Under Executive Order N-64-20 and Assembly Bill 860, we will mail all registered voters a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election.

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.

Common questions

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.