Voting Matters







Voting Matters is an initiative brought to you by the Alameda County Public Health Department. Voting Matters empowers Alameda County residents to be engaged voters who can make informed decisions on issues that affect their communities--and by extension, their health.

Voting Matters makes voting easier for Alameda County residents by:

  • providing information about voting and voter eligibility
  • registering new voters and updating existing voter registrations
  • partnering with trusted community groups to conduct voter outreach
  • providing nonpartisan resources to learn more about the issues and candidates on November’s ballot
  • building community and encouraging civic participation

Although the October 22 deadline to register to vote has now passed non-registered voters can still vote but they will have to do so at the Registrar of Voters. In Alameda County the ROV is located at 1225 Fallon Street, Rm. G-1, Oakland, CA 94612.

The Registrar of Voters is open for early Voting from through election day (November 6th), M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm, and on Saturday 11/3 and Sunday 11/4 from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

November 6, 2018 Ballot Information

Check out our newly release Voting Matters summary of the 11 statewide ballot measures as well as a video of the October 4th presentation on the statewide ballot measures that the League of Women Voters provided to public health department staff.

NEW Opportunities for Voter Registration

  • 16 and 17-year-old eligible California residents can now pre-register to vote! California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old. Eligible Californians ages 16 or 17 can register online at
  • California Motor Voter Program. As of April 2018, eligible California Voters completing drivers license or identification (ID) card or change of address transactions will be automatically registered to vote (unless they choose to opt out). More information available here.

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