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Last day to register to vote

on October 18, 2010

Today is the last day to register to vote in the November 2nd statewide general election. Voter registration forms are available at public libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Post Office, the Richmond City Clerk’s Office, and the Contra Costa County Elections Office. Call ahead to make sure they still have forms available. The form is also online. You can mail or hand in your form today the Contra Costa Elections Office. Mailed forms must be postmarked today.

You are eligible to vote if you:

  • Are a citizen of the United States, and
  • Have not been deemed mentally incompetent by a court, and
  • Are not in prison or on parole for a felony, and
  • Are at least 18 years old by the time of the election.

Four weeks after you sign up, you can go to Voter Look Up to check your application status. If you don’t receive a notification from the Contra Costa County Election Department or cannot find your name in the Voter Look Up after four weeks, call the elections office at (925) 335-7800.

You can find out where to vote or drop off your ballot on November 2nd here.

Registered voters who won’t be able to get to their precinct on election day can apply by October 26 to vote by mail. Here’s a link to the California vote-by-mail application.

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