Election Resources - November 2020
What's different about voting in November 2020 and what's on my ballot?
Voting in Alameda County in the November 2020 General Election
Are You Registered to Vote?
- Check your voter registration using either the County or State website.
What's Your Plan for Voting this Election?
- Vote by mail ballots have been mailed (as of October 5th) to every registered voter in California. Sign up for ballot tracking here.
- Drop your vote-by-mail ballot in a drop box:
There are 66 ballot drop boxes in the county. They are available 24-hours a day from October 5th through 8pm on November 3rd. There is a drop box in Piedmont on the corner of Highland Way and Mountain Ave., near the Wells Fargo bank.
- Mail your vote-by-mail ballot through the United States Postal Service. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd. Postage is prepaid.
- Return your ballot early! Alameda County will begin processing vote by mail ballots on October 20th.
At the Polls!
- Vote in person or drop your vote by mail ballot at a polling place.
- There are 100 voting locations in Alameda County. You may vote or drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at any of them.
Piedmont Veterans Memorial Building (401 Highland Ave.) is one of the Alameda County voting locations.
- All voting locations will be open for four days.
- Saturday, October 31st - 9am to 5pm
- Sunday, November 1st - 9am to 5pm
- Monday, November 2nd - 9am to 5pm
- Tuesday, November 3rd - 7am to 8pm
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What's on My Ballot for the November 2020 General Election?
- There are 12 propositions on the California ballot this election. See the Vote with the League flyer for LWV of California voting recommendations. Find out more about the LWVCA analysis here.
- The Pros and Cons for each proposition can be found on Voter's Edge.
- View short videos on the Pros & Cons for each California ballot proposition. These videos were produced in partnership between League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and St. Mary's College in Moraga.
- Look at the LWVCA Education Fund presentation on the Pros & Cons for each proposition.
Alameda County Ballot Measures
- There are two ballot measures for Alameda County this election.
- Measure V extends the existing Utility Users Tax for unincorporated areas of Alameda County.
- Measure W establishes a half percent sales tax in Alameda County. See the Pros & Cons published by LWV of Oakland for Measure W.
Piedmont Ballot Measures
- There are two ballot measures for the City of Piedmont this election. The League of Women Voters of Piedmont has endorsed both of these measures. Find additional information about these measures on the City of Piedmont website.
- Measure TT increases the real property transfer tax.
- Measure UU authorizes the city to issue bonds to reconstruct the Piedmont Community Pool.
- View additional documents about the history of the City Council's consideration of issues related to the Piedmont Community Pool.
- See the objective Pros & Cons for both Piedmont ballot measures.
Check Voter's Edge for information about the candidates on your ballot. Recordings of LWV election forums can be found below.
California Senate District 9
- There are two candidates running for one slot: Jamie Dluzak and Nancy Skinner.
- Watch the recording of the Senate District 9 candidates forum that took place on September 23rd, 2020.
District 15 — California State Assembly
- There are two candidates running for one slot: Sara Brink and Buffy Wicks.
- Watch the recording of the State Assembly District 15 put on by LWVBAE on February 18th, 2020 prior to the March Primary Election. This primary election included three candidates. Jeanne M. Solnordal is not a candidate in the current election.
Judge, Seat 2 — Alameda County Superior Court
- There are two candidates running for one slot: Elena Condes and Mark Fickes.
- Watch the recording of the candidates forum that took place on February 11th, 2020 prior to the March Primary Election. This Primary Election forum included three candidates. Lilla Julia Szelenyi is not a candidate in the current election.
Piedmont City Council
- Watch the recording of the candidates forum that took place on October 8th, 2020. This forum will also be re-broadcast on KCOM at 6am and 6:30pm on October 9th through 11th and the KCOM recording is available for on-demand viewing.
PUSD Board of Education
- Watch the recording of the candidates forum that took place on October 8th, 2020. The school board candidates start 45 minutes into the video. This forum will also be re-broadcast on KCOM at 6am and 6:30pm on October 9th through 11th and the KCOM recording is available for on-demand viewing.
- There are three candidates running for one slot as the Director At-Large for Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.
- There are two candidates running for one slot as the Director, Ward 2 for Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.