Nearly 400,000 ballots mailed to county voters for June election


The Contra Costa Elections Division announced today that voting for the June 5 Direct Statewide Primary Election has begun after nearly 400,000 Vote-By-Mail ballots were mailed earlier this week to county voters.

In this election, voters will weigh in “on all countywide offices including the District Attorney and Superintendent of Schools, a Bay Area-wide transportation measure, Regional Measure 3, the primary for California Governor and other state offices, state Assembly and U.S. Senate,” according to the elections division.

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming election is May 21. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is May 29. And Election Day is June 5, with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m.

Voters can mail in their ballots, drop them off at the Elections Office at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez, or drop them off at designated drop boxes countywide starting on May 14. To see a list of drop off locations, go here.

Those who are not voting by mail or absentee ballot can vote in person at the Elections Office starting May 7. From May 29 through June 2, seven additional Regional Early Voting locations will be available around the county.

If you are a registered voter who did not receive a vote-by-mail ballot as expected by May 21, call the Elections Office at (925) 335-7800 to request a replacement ballot.

Voters wanting to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter can do so three ways: return a completed vote-by-mail application, found on the back of their Voter Information Guide; call the Elections Office; or visit the office’s website here.