Early Voting Sites opened today at five sites (locations/hours here) in Contra Costa County, including at Richmond Memorial Auditorium, and polling places will open on Election Day, June 7, for California’s primary, according to the Contra Costa Elections Division.
Of course, voters are encouraged to return their ballots by mail, postmarked on or before Election Day. To avoid waiting in line, voters can also drop off their ballot at one of the County’s 37 official drop boxes. The County will even offer a drive through drop off at the Clerk-Recorder-Elections Offices on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“Vote by Mail is now the law moving forward in California, and it remains the easiest and fastest way to vote and return your ballot.” said Clerk-Recorder-Registrar Debi Cooper, the County’s top Elections Official. “All you need to do to cast your ballot is to return it by mail or put it into one of our official ballot boxes, located throughout the County. In-person voting will still be available, and we would like to remind voters that if they vote early, their vote will be included in the initial count on election night.”
Those who missed the voter registration deadline can still register and vote in person using Conditional Voter Registration.
“It is a one-stop opportunity to register and cast your ballot and is available at our office at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez, Regional Early Voting sites, and all polling places on Election Day,” Election officials said.
For more information, visit www.cocovote.us or call (925) 335.7800.