Ways to vote in Contra Costa County

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By Kathy Chouteau

There are a variety of ways to vote in Contra Costa County. Not registered yet? You can still vote.

To find your polling place, go here.

Or registered voters can drop off their ballot in ballot drop boxes at various locations, including Richmond City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond; Contra Costa County EHSD–Richmond, 1305 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond; West County Wastewater District Office, 2910 Hilltop Dr. in Richmond; San Pablo City Hall, 1000 Gateway Avenue in San Pablo; El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave. in El Cerrito; and El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way in El Sobrante.

Those who opt not to use a Ballot Drop Box can also mail their ballot via U.S. Post, but the ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within 17 days of the election. Voters can also deliver their ballot to any polling place within the County on Election Day.

What’s that, you’re not registered to vote yet? You can still vote on Nov. 3 by casting a provisional ballot. First, you’ll need to locate your designated polling place by using the My Voting Information tool and going there on Election Day between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Once there, you can register through the provisional process. The County Elections Office will use the info on the provisional envelope to register you and then count your ballot as long as: you haven’t already cast a previous ballot in the election and that your envelope includes all the necessary info to complete your registration.

For those who cast a provisional ballot, the County advises you to keep your provisional reference number to find out if your ballot was counted (provisional ballot status will be updated/available 30-40 days post-election). Contact 925-335-7800 for assistance.

Anyone wanting to confirm their ballot was counted can track it here. For more info, visit the Contra Costa County Elections Office site here.

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