Elections

November 3, 2020 Election 

The next general municipal election is November 3, 2020

Offices:

The offices which will be on the ballot are:

  • Two Councilmembers
  • City Auditor
  • City Treasurer 

The candidate nomination period for the November 3, 2020 election closed August 6, 2020.  For candidate information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 510-747-4800 or clerk@alamedaca.gov.   

Measures: 

Two Charter amendment ballot measures will also be on the ballot:

On July  7, 2020 the City Council approved a measure proposing amendments to Charter Section 7-3 and 8-2 and cleaning up various Sections.  The ballot question is: Shall the measure amending the City Charter to clarify the prohibition against members of the City Council interfering with City Manager’s duties, authorize the City Attorney to prosecute State law misdemeanors, and amend outdated provisions, including utilizing gender neutral language, be adopted?  Such amendments will be accomplished by amending Charter Sections 2-9, 2-16, 7-3, 8-2, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-4.1, and deleting Sections 2-15, 22-7, 22-8, as set forth in City Council Resolution No. 15673.  

It will be on the ballot as Measure AA.  The full text of the measure is here(PDF, 72KB).

On July 21, 2020, the City Council approved a measure proposing to repeal Article 26 (commonly known as Measure A) and amend the General Plan to repeal the prohibition against building multi-family housing in Alameda and the Citywide density limitation of one housing unit per 2,000 square feet of land.  The ballot question is: Shall the measure amending the City Charter to repeal the prohibition against the building of multi-family housing in Alameda and amending the City Charter and the General Plan to repeal the citywide density limitation of one housing unit per 2,000 square feet of land be adopted?

It will be on the ballot as Measure Z.  The full text of the measure is here(PDF, 63KB).

The deadlines for arguments for both Measures has passed.  If you are interested in the arguments or any other measure information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 510-747-4800 or clerk@alamedaca.gov.  

Voting:

A ballot will be mailed to every registered voter.  Ballots can be returned via mail or in Official 24-Hour Ballot Drop Boxes, which will open October 5, 2020.  Drop box locations are available here.

In addition, there will be Accessible Voting Locations (AVLs) in Alameda.  People will be able to vote at the AVLs the three days before the election and on election day.  Further information on AVLs and additional ballot drop box locations will be forthcoming.  Typical polling locations will not be open on election day.  People are still needed to work at the AVLs.  Anyone interested can apply here.  

 

Campaign Fundraising Statements

Forms covering starting January 1, 2018 are filed in a searchable electronic database. Forms from 2000 to 2017 are available here.  Campaign committees can login here.

 

Voter Information and Registration

For information on registering to vote, please visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voters' website or contact the Registrar at 510-272-6973.  For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) please visit: here.  

If you are already registered to vote, please visit My Voter Profile to lookup the following information:
-Your voter registration information
-Your polling place
-Your sample ballot
-The status of your vote by mail ballot
-Your preferred language
-Whether you have chosen to receive your sample ballot by mail
-Your elected officials

 

Become a Poll Worker

For information on becoming a poll worker, please visit the Registrar of Voters' website or contact the Registrar at 510-272-6971.