When am I eligible to vote?

You are eligible if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by Election Day
  • A resident of California
  • Registered at least 15 days before the election, or complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at the Alameda County Elections office or polling location. 
  • Not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • Not currently judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

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1. When am I eligible to vote?
2. How can I register to vote?
3. When is the deadline for registering to vote in California?
4. Does it cost to register to vote?
5. Am I registered to vote once I fill out and mail the registration form?
6. Do I ever have to re-register to vote?
7. Can my voter registration be cancelled because I fail to vote?
8. Can I register for someone else?
9. What is a sample ballot?
10. What if I do not receive a sample ballot?
11. What is a ballot pamphlet?
12. Where will I vote?
13. Where do I return a Vote by Mail ballot?
14. Do I need identification when I go to vote?
15. What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
16. What types of elections are there?
17. How can I find answers to other election-related questions?
18. What Council District do I live in?