Those who miss the deadline can register “provisionally” and "conditional ballots" will be counted toward the official tally post-election night after their registration has been verified.
Register by Monday, October 24 to vote in the November 8 election, which includes the state offices and propositions, as well as local candidates and ballot measures.
If you are already registered, check your registration status before October 24 to confirm that your information is correct. You need to re-register if you have moved, changed your name, or wish to change your political party preference.
How to register to vote
Register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's website.
- California driver's license or ID card number
- last 4 digits of your social security number
- date of birth
If you don't have a California driver's license or state-issued ID, you can still fill out the online registration form. The website will create a pre-filled application for you to print, sign, and mail.
Alternatively, register with paper applications, available at any public library, the City Clerk Department at 2180 Milvia Street, the US post office, or DMV. Paper applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 24 to:
Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon Street, Room G1
Oakland, CA 94612
If you register after October 24, your ballot will be processed and counted after the Registrar of Voters has verified your registration. That verification takes time, so these "conditional ballots" will not be counted in election night results.
Who can vote
To be eligible to vote in California, you must be:
- a United States citizen
- a California resident
- 18 years or older on Election Day
- not currently in prison or on parole for a felony
- not currently judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law
Berkeley candidates and ballot measures
The following offices are up for election on the November 8 ballot:
- City Auditor
- City Council Districts 1, 4, 7, and 8
- Rent Board (5 seats)
- School Board (3 seats)
Candidate Statements are available online on the Candidate Information page.
There are three Berkeley measures on the November 8 ballot – Measure L, Measure M, and Measure N.
The text of the measures, impartial analyses, and guide arguments for and against each measure are available on the Ballot Measure Information page.
You can weigh in on all of these issues or candidates by voting.
While you can register “provisionally” to vote until election day, the best way to register is to do so by October 24.
- Check your registration status (California Secretary of State)
- Register to vote online (California Secretary of State's website)
- Vote Centers (Alameda County Registrar of Voters)
- Registrar of Voters (Official Election Site of Alameda County)
- Candidate Information (City of Berkeley)
- Ballot Measure Information (City of Berkeley)