Missed voter registration deadline? It’s not too late to vote

Contra Costa County Elections: Not too late to vote, even if you aren't registered
Voting booths in the Bermuda Room at Richmond Memorial Auditorium. (Photos by Mike Kinney)

By Mike Kinney

Dog ate your ballot? Don’t worry! Today and tomorrow, Contra Costa County residents can still cast their ballots, and even register to vote, in the March 3 Presidential Primary Election.

While the deadline to register to vote was two weeks ago, residents who haven’t registered can use Conditional Voter Registration in order to vote at all early voting sites and Election Day polling places. Your ballot will be counted after Election Officials confirm your eligibility.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or you can deliver it to polling places or to ballot drop-off locations. Click here for ballot drop-off locations in Contra Costa County.

Want to vote in person today? Early voting is available in Richmond, Pleasant Hill and Antioch through 7 p.m. The Richmond early voting site is Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza.

And tomorrow, on Election Day, polling stations will open throughout the County from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for polling stations countywide (and click “Polling Places”).

What’s on the ballot? While everyone’s talking about the U.S. Presidential Primary, there are several local issues on the ballot. That includes Measure R, a schools construction bond measure upgrading West Contra Costa Unified facilities, and also Measure J, an annual half-cent sales tax for 35 years to fund transportation improvements. In addition, the statewide Prop. 13 is a construction bond initiative to benefit public education facilities.

The California Elections Office provides information on the lone state proposition on the ballot, Prop. 13, a public education construction bond measure.

Here are the polling places in Richmond:

Atchison Village Mutual Homes Corp: Collins & Curry St

Bay Hills Community Church: 4000 Klose Way

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church: 684 Juliga Woods St

Booker T Anderson Community Center: 960 South 47th St

Brickyard Landing 1223 Brickyard Cove Rd

Carriage Hills South HOA 5455 Country View Dr

Church Of Christ – 4709 Macdonald Ave

Crescent Park Multicultural Resource Center 5004 Hartnett Ave

De Anza High School 5000 Valley View Rd

Easter Hill Methodist Church 3911 Cutting Blvd

Hilltop Community Church 3118 Shane Dr

Independent Community Church 605 S 16th St

Marina Bay 1340 Marina Way S

Nevin Community Center 598 Nevin Ave

Open Door United Methodist Church 6226 Arlington Blvd

Parchester Community Center 900 Williams Dr

Richmond Annex Senior Center 5801 Huntington Ave

Richmond Korean Baptist Church 5711 Jefferson Ave

Richmond Memorial Auditorium 403 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond Senior Citizens Center 2525 Macdonald Ave

Richmond Veterans Building 968 23rd St

Richmond Senior Citizen Center – North Richmond 515 Silver Ave 

St Callistus Church 3580 San Pablo Dam Rd

St Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church 165 South 7th St

Triangle Court Community Center 960 Triangle Ct

Washington Elementary 565 Wine St