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.
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