Welcome to the City of Oakland’s Municipal Election page. This is your resource for accessing information on City of Oakland voting, candidates, ballot measures as well as other election-related services for the City of Oakland. **Please note -Oakland Unified School District Ballot Measures are filed directly with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters; visit the Registrar's website at https://www.acgov.org/rov_app/measures for information on OUSD Ballot Measures.
It’s Time to Vote! Election Day is Tuesday, November 8
All registered voters in Alameda County will be sent a ballot in the mail. Didn’t receive a ballot in the mail? You can visit an early voting site to pick one up. Early voting sites are open from 9 am to 5 pm through Monday, November 7, and 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day.
Not registered to vote? No problem! Eligible California voters can complete the Same Day Voter Registration process. Click here for more information.
There are 3 ways to vote:
1. Mail your ballot. Must be postmarked on or before 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 8. No postage required.
2. Drop your completed ballot in a 24-hour ballot drop box. Click here to find a drop box near you.
3. In person.
There are 26 locations in Oakland where you can drop off your ballot or vote early.
Click here to see the locations, addresses, and hours of vote centers in Oakland.
Some are open now through Election Day, and others are open starting Saturday, November 5 through Election Day.
On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, Voting Centers are open from 7 am to 8 pm.
Need to register on Election Day or find your polling place? Click here to find your local polling location, early vote site dates, or ballot drop-off locations.
Want to verify your voter registration status? Click here.
Not sure what’s on the ballot?
Candidates for Mayor, City Council (Districts 2, 4 and 6), City Auditor and Schoolboard Director (Districts 2, 4 and 6) are printed in multiple languages (see below for Candidate names and ballot designations).
Find measure information (with Full text, analyses etc.) below. Local ballot measures in Alameda County (city, county, school district) are printed in multiple languages.
State of California Official Voter Information Guide are also printed in multiple languages.
Looking for non-partisan, in-depth information on candidates, ballot measures, and who supports them?
Curious about Ranked Choice Voting? Oakland voters can now rank up to five candidates per office.
Make sure your vote is counted! You can track your ballot at: https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/