Make sure Your Ballot Isn’t Disqualified

Oakland uses Ranked Choice Voting.  It allows you to vote from up to three (3) candidates in your order of preference.  Learn more by watching this 1 minute video.

Have or had a case? Don't trip. You may still be eligible to vote.

The state of California allows people in jail to vote and people with criminal cases to vote. It just depends on the type of conviction.
Don’t Guess! vote in the state of California, and if you’re 16 years old you can even pre-register to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election!

City Council

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Affordable Housing

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Area Median Income

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Early Voting

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Glossary of Terms

Study up on your election lingo.

Absentee Ballot

If you won’t be in Oakland for the election or can’t make it to the polls, you can request an Absentee Ballot that lets you vote by mail.

City Charter

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City Clerk

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Mayor

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