Absentee Voting for February 5 Election

The absentee voting period for the February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election is from Monday, January 7th through February 5th at 8:00 p.m. Voters may request an absentee ballot by mail by completing the application on the back of their sample ballot or by sending a written request to the Registrar of Voters.
Written requests for an absentee ballot must include the voter?s name, residence address, the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, and the voter?s signature. All requests for absentee ballots must be in writing and include the voter?s signature. Law precludes the Registrar of Voters from issuing a ballot based on a telephone request. Requests for absentee ballots may be faxed to 510-272-6982. Requests may be mailed to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, CA 94612. The Registrar of Voters must receive all written requests for absentee ballots no later than January 29th. Voted ballots must be returned to the Registrar of Voters or any polling place in Alameda County no later than the close of polls on election day.

For more information, call the Registrar of Voters at 510-272-6973.