Register to Vote
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW VOTER REGISTRATION
If my birthday falls between the the registration deadline and day of the election day on, can I still register for this election?
Yes, complete the online registration form now, and you will receive a sample ballot in the mail.
TO VOTE BY MAIL REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL (ABSENTEE) BALLOT
Voting by mail is an excellent option for people who travel a lot or are just too busy to be sure they can get to the polls on Election Day. You can request a Vote by Mail ballot for a specific election or for every election.
To request a one-time Vote by Mail ballot you may:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a one-time change. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, address, mailing address if it's different, and the date of the election OR
- Complete the Vote by Mail request form that is included in your sample ballot mailing
To get a Vote by Mail ballot for every election:
- Complete the Online Registration Form and select "Yes" in the 'Vote by Mail' box OR
- Request in writing to the Contra Costa Election Division to be designated as a Permanent Vote by Mail voter. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, address, mailing address if it's different, and signature.
A Vote by Mail ballot may be submitted by mailing days before the election, dropping it off at any Vote-n-Go location within the county on or before the election, or dropping it off at any polling place in the county on election day.