Voting makes a difference.

The election is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

Register to vote or check your registration status:

Remember to sign and date your ballot envelope!

Secure Drop Boxes

Return your completed ballot at a secure drop box location until 8:00 p.m. Find secure drop box locations at

In Person at any Voting Location

Drop off your ballot at any polling place, vote center or your county elections office from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Find in-person voting locations at As long as you are in line at 8:00 p.m., you have the right to cast your ballot.

Track Your Ballot

Sign-up at to receive automated notifications about your ballot by email, text (SMS), or voice call.

You Have Rights as a Voter

For information about the Voter Bill of Rights, go to If you believe you have been denied any of these rights, have experienced threats or intimidation aimed at preventing you from voting, or are aware of any election fraud or misconduct, please call the Secretary of State's confidential toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

Ranked-Choice Voting

In Oakland, Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) allows voters to rank up to five candidates, in order of preference, when marking their ballots. RCV means better choices, better campaigns, and better representation. Make sure to follow directions on your ballot to make the most of your vote!